Scientists find two potentially habitable earth-like planets 12 light years away

Scientists find two potentially habitable earth-like planets 12 light years away

Scientists find two potentially habitable earth-like planets 12 light years away

An international team of astronomers has discovered two new terrestrial planets that could be habitable. The planets are 12 light years from Earth.

The planets are among the four celestial objects found by Earth orbiting a Sun-like star called Tau Ceti.

They are located in the habitable zone of the star – the area which is neither too hot nor too cold. The researchers speculate that two of the four planets may have liquid surface water, so habitable.

The planets were detected by observing the oscillations in the movement of Tau Ceti.

The variations of the star in the movement are between 30 cm and 10 cm per second per second of the limits required to achieve changes in the analogue of the Earth of a planet or moon with environmental conditions similar to those of planet Earth.

Dr. Fabo Feng, a researcher at the University of Hertfordshire and the study’s lead investigator, said: “We are close to trying to observe the limits required to detect terrestrial planets.

Our detection of these small oscillations is a milestone in the search for terrestrial analogues and understanding of the habitability of the Earth in comparison with the.

However, researchers acknowledged that collecting debris around the planet reduces the probability of habitability of planets because it is an intense bombardment by asteroids and comets.

Tau Ceti is very similar to the Sun in its size and brightness and hebergeent both multi-planet systems. If the two outer planets orbiting Tau Ceti are proving to be rocky, habitable – through methods such as direct imaging – so the star could be an optimal target for interstellar colonization, as mentioned in science-fiction, according to a statement.

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