A worldwide group of astrophysicists discovered two "Earth-like" planets potentially capable of supporting life.
The discovery is the latest success of the Carmenes project, which scientists say was "specifically created to look for planets around the brightest stars." The discoveries of the planet Teegardan are part of a larger effort by astronomers to locate life-sustaining planets in order to refine observing and research technology, such as high-power telescopes, to learn even more about them.
A global team led by the University of Göttingen (Germany), with the participation of researchers from the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), discovered two new planets such as Earth using the CARMENES excessive decision spectrograph at the Calar Alto Observatory around one of the many closest stars within our galactic neighborhood.
Its surface temperature is 2,700 degrees Celsius, and its mass is only a tenth of the sun's temperature, the researchers said. The space bodies are located near the "star of the Teegarden".
The Doppler technique detected at least two signals, which were now identified as planets Teegarden b and Teegarden c. The second planet takes 11.4 days to complete the orbit, which is the duration of the year.
"In other words, they are much closer to their star (mother) than the Earth is with the Sun," Ribas said.
What the scientists are excited about is that both exoplanets are excellent candidates to support life, along with Proxima, who until now was the planet that presented the best conditions of habitability.
In the chance that the velocities of circle and revolution evaluated are accurate, and there are no surprising variables in the nearby planetary system to disturb the astronomer's different configurations, the two planets of Teegarden could have difficult situations and leaks, filling the water.
They found two planets in orbit that seem to have some similarities to the Earth, orbiting in a region where it is possible to have liquid water.
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