Livable Planet Discovered in Galaxies We.
Billions of planets are habitable potential may exist in our galaxy, the Milky Way – including the 100 ’super-Earth’ within 30 light years from our solar system.
A survey of several red-dwarf stars in the Milky Way have found nine super-Earth – and two in the ‘habitable zone’ where the water can be found.
Red-dwarf stars totaling 80% of the 200-400 billion stars in the Milky Way – and scientists now believe that 40% of these planets may have a habitable planet.
‘Super-Earths “are rocky planets – as opposed to containing gas giant – which orbit their star in the so-called Goldilocks zone, where the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold but potentially habitable.
In a comfortable area, the planet is not scorched or frozen, and water can exist in liquid form. Harps team ESO telescope, in their observatories in the Atacama desert, Chile.
A total of nine super-Earth planets with masses between one and 10 times that of Earth – is found.
Scientists estimate there are about 100 planets habitable zone at a distance of 30 light years.
The research is reported in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics