NASA finds ten new planets that could host earthlings

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Source:   —  June 19, 2017, at 7:51 PM

The new findings, , bring the total quantity of potential planets the Kepler space telescope team has found to 4.034, according to a NASA press release.

NASA finds ten new planets that could host earthlings

NASA’s planet hunters have discovered two hundred nineteen new potential planets — ten of which are earth-sized and have the right mix of conditions that'd authorize liquid water to form, a key ingredient for life.

The new findings, , bring the total quantity of potential planets the Kepler space telescope team has found to 4.034, according to a NASA press release. The Kepler team is in charge of identifying potential new planets.

Out of total no of new planet candidates, 2.335 have been verified as planets exterior of our solar system. The rest are still undergoing evaluation.

According to these new potential planets were found in a portion of a galaxy hundreds of thousands of light years far between the stars Deneb and Vega.

Researchers discovered these potential planets by studying the brightness of stars, which dim a bit as a planet moves in front of them.

“This carefully-measured catalog is the foundation for directly answering one of astronomy’s most compelling questions — how many planets love our Earth are in the galaxy?” said Susan Thompson, a Kepler research scientist and leading author of the planet catalog.

The latest upgrade of planets in Earth’s surrounding solar system occured when Pluto was to a dwarf planet in two thousand-sixth; however, there this year of it being reclassified as a planet.

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