Could the new Earth-like planets harbor life?
For life as we know it to occur on an additional planet, researchers think the alien world ought to have three key components: organic and natural molecules that can form complex structures, energy to jiggle people molecules, and liquid water for them to jiggle in. It truly is a short recipe, but nevertheless, only planets that are incredibly equivalent to Earth can perhaps have all three things in stock.
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(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system. The planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are too close to their star to be in the so-called habitable zone where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface, but they are the smallest exoplanets ever...
NASA has discovered the first earth-size planets outside of our solar system. The discovery was made as part of NASA's Kepler mission and involves the discovery of two planets currently named after the project: Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f. If the Kepler name sounds familiar, that's because NASA also recently announced the discovery of Kepler-22b,...
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