Scientists discover 24 potentially habitable exoplanets

More than 100 light-years away … it is older, larger, wetter and warmer than Earth

A group of scientists discovered more than twenty planets outside our solar system, which may have life conditions similar to those available on Earth.

A team of scientists from Washington State University, USA, said in a recent study published in the scientific journal “Astrobiology”: that there are 24 planets out of more than 4,500 exoplanets known so far that could be candidates for life.

The researchers confirmed, according to “Sky News Arabia” that those planets are older, larger, wetter and warmer than the Earth, which are factors that help the development of life in all its forms.

Although these planets are more than 100 light-years away from us; The discovery, according to scholars, may pave the way towards the dream of searching for life elsewhere in the universe other than Earth.

The British newspaper “Daily Mail” quoted the lead author of the study, Dirk Scholes Moksch, as saying that it is necessary to focus space telescopes such as “James Webb” of NASA, “LeFor” space observatory and “Plateau” of the European Space Agency on these planets that have promising life conditions. ; Pointing out that it is not possible to assess the status of its atmosphere at the present time.

According to Dirk, habitability does not necessarily mean that these planets have life, except that they are likely to have conditions that would help with life.

The study, which was attended by scientists from the “Max Planck Institute for Physics” and the University of “Villanova”, stressed that it is necessary to know the age of the discovered planets. It should not be very old if it is a candidate for life, in order to retain heat, in addition to the availability of protective magnetic fields.

The scientists expected that the planets with a mass greater than 1.5 times the mass of the Earth will maintain their internal heating through radioactive decay for a longer period, and they will have a stronger gravity to maintain the atmosphere for a longer period of time.

Researchers believe an average temperature of 8 degrees Fahrenheit higher than Earth’s, along with humidity, would also be good for life.

Scientists discover 24 planets outside the solar system that may be habitable
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2020-10-06

A group of scientists discovered more than twenty planets outside our solar system, which may have life conditions similar to those available on Earth.

A team of scientists from Washington State University, USA, said in a recent study published in the scientific journal “Astrobiology”: that there are 24 planets out of more than 4,500 exoplanets known so far that could be candidates for life.

The researchers confirmed, according to “Sky News Arabia” that those planets are older, larger, wetter and warmer than the Earth, which are factors that help the development of life in all its forms.

Although these planets are more than 100 light-years away from us; The discovery, according to scholars, may pave the way towards the dream of searching for life elsewhere in the universe other than Earth.

The British newspaper “Daily Mail” quoted the lead author of the study, Dirk Scholes Moksh, as saying that it is necessary to focus space telescopes such as “James Webb” of NASA, “LeFor” Space Observatory and “Plateau” of the European Space Agency on these planets that have promising life conditions. ; Pointing out that it is not possible to assess the status of its atmosphere at the present time.

According to Dirk, habitability does not necessarily mean that these planets have life, except that they are likely to have conditions that would help with life.

The study, which was attended by scientists from the “Max Planck Institute for Physics” and the University of “Villanova”, stressed that it is necessary to know the age of the discovered planets. It should not be very old if it is a candidate for life, in order to retain heat, in addition to the availability of protective magnetic fields.

The scientists expected that the planets with a mass greater than 1.5 times the mass of the Earth will maintain their internal heating through radioactive decay for a longer period, and they will have a stronger gravity to maintain the atmosphere for a longer period of time.

Researchers believe an average temperature of 8 degrees Fahrenheit higher than Earth’s, along with humidity, would also be good for life.

06 October 2020 – 19 Safar 1442

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More than 100 light-years away … it is older, larger, wetter and warmer than Earth

A group of scientists discovered more than twenty planets outside our solar system, which may have life conditions similar to those available on Earth.

A team of scientists from Washington State University, USA, said in a recent study published in the scientific journal “Astrobiology”: that there are 24 planets out of more than 4,500 exoplanets known so far that could be candidates for life.

The researchers confirmed, according to “Sky News Arabia” that those planets are older, larger, wetter and warmer than the Earth, which are factors that help the development of life in all its forms.

Although these planets are more than 100 light-years away from us; The discovery, according to scholars, may pave the way towards the dream of searching for life in another place in the universe other than Earth.

The British newspaper “Daily Mail” quoted the lead author of the study, Dirk Scholes Moksch, as saying that it is necessary to focus space telescopes such as “James Webb” of NASA, “LeFor” space observatory and “Plateau” of the European Space Agency on these planets that have promising life conditions. ; Pointing out that it is not possible to assess the status of its atmosphere at the present time.

According to Dirk, habitability does not necessarily mean that these planets have life, except that they are likely to have conditions that would help with life.

The study, which was attended by scientists from the “Max Planck Institute for Physics” and the University of “Villanova”, stressed that it is necessary to know the age of the discovered planets. It should not be very old if it is a candidate for life, in order to retain heat, in addition to the availability of protective magnetic fields.

The scientists expected that the planets with a mass greater than 1.5 times the mass of the Earth will maintain their internal heating through radioactive decay for a longer period, and they will have a stronger gravity to maintain the atmosphere for a longer period of time.

Researchers believe an average temperature of 8 degrees Fahrenheit higher than Earth’s, along with humidity, would also be good for life.

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