Recently, Venus was the first planet discovered to have a twin sister that is orbiting another star in an exoplanet. In addition to this, now, Earth has achieved the same thing with the Kepler-1649 exoplanet.
The discovery was made with the help of NASA’s Kepler space telescope that spotted a massive red dwarf that was orbited by several planets. The interesting this is that there might be more planets than in our solar system.
The scientists are amazed by a recent discovery. A planet called Kepler-1649c is one of the most similar planets to Earth that has ever been discovered as far as the size, position, and temperatures are concerned.
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This discovery is even more impressive since there has been observed that red dwarfs are the most present in this type of galaxy. This automatically implies that the possibility for other forms of life to exist in the same conditions that humans live nowadays is very likely.
The research was published in the Nature Astronomy journal and is describing how the scientists reached these conclusions using the help of the Kepler telescope. The telescope is specially designed to determine the shadows that might appear on the surface of the star.
However, there are plenty of objects orbiting in the galaxies that might be mistaken for a planet. Therefore, the researcher’s work is to analyze the data that is provided by the artificial intelligence of the telescope.
The scientists cannot state for sure whether the Kepler-1649c exoplanet has an atmosphere, but they can assume that one side of the planet has very high temperatures, while the other is cold. This is mainly caused by its orbiting direction. The fact that the planet is situated in the habitable zone of its solar system is showing that the presence of life on the Keppler-1649c is very likely.