A planet was discovered recently in a solar system just 39 light years away. It has been named one of the best targets for finding alien life.
The team of scientists that discovered the exoplanet said that the planet LHS 1140b was believed to be a rocky “Super-Earth.”
The exoplanet sits right in the middle of its solar system’s habitable zone-the orbital region where it is neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water to exist.
An exoplanet or extra-solar planet is a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun.
Over 2000 exoplanets have been discovered since 1988.
Specifically, 2,098 planets in 1,342 planetary systems, including 509 multiple planetary systems exist as at March 24, 2016.
According to USA today, the scientists said “the joint exercise revealed a small dim star circled by a small tubby planet, nearly seven times more massive than Earth and probably made in good part of rock.
“Such rocky world seems a better bet for hosting life than do the puffy gas planets orbiting other stars.
“The temperature is very mild and similar to what earth experiences today; that means the potential for liquid water on the planet’s surface.’’
According to them, the astronomers found roughly 20 Earth-sized planets that might support liquid water, but many were so far away that it would be a challenge to get to know them.
Now, more than 3,500 exoplanets have been discovered in over 2,600 planetary systems.
The planet is closely resembling the Earth and is possibly harboring alien life. Will there be living things in this planet ..?? Possibly humans or aliens ..?? Could it be just animals ..?? Plants and trees ..?? Orcs …?? Could be another settlement of bigger and creatures than humans ..?? Stay tuned …