Scientists have discovered an exoplanet named Wolf orbiting a red dwarf star 31 light years away that could be very similar to Earth.
It is Exoplanet Wolf 1069bturn around the parent star Wolf 1069, was studied by a group of scientists led by Dr. Diana Kossakowski from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA – Germany).
Landscape is planned on Wolf 1069b
Landscape predicted on Wolf 1069b – (NASA graphic image).
“When we analyzed data from the star, we detected a clear, low-amplitude signal from what appears to be a planet of near-Earth mass. It orbits the star every 15.6 days at a distance equivalent to 1/15 of the Earth. distance between the Earth and the Sun” – said Dr. Diana Kossakowski.
Theo Scientific alertbecause Wolf 1069 is a red dwarf star, a type of star that is very cool compared to the Sun, so being close to the parent star does not make this planet too hot, but instead helps it fall right in the middle. “living area” Goldilocks of fame.
In the habitable zone, planets will receive just enough temperature to have a temperate climate like Earth, with water capable of existing in liquid form.
This planet, about 1.36 times larger than Earth, receives about 65% of the radiation that Earth receives.
At this level, what makes it alive or not will be the atmosphere. Scientists intend to learn this in the next steps, but are temporarily hampered by the limited technology of Earthlings, which may take several years or a decade to keep up with the current development dynamics.
If it’s “a naked wolf 1069b” – In other words, like Mercury, it will have a temperature of minus 23 degrees Celsius and will have difficulty living. However, if it had an atmosphere as thick and beautiful as Earth’s, this world would be softer and colder than our increasingly harsh planet.
The research has just been published in a scientific journal Astronomy and astrophysics.
Article source: NLD
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Scientists recently discovered an exoplanet named Wolf orbiting a red dwarf star 31 light years away that could be very…