NASA have discovered 50 new planets outside of our solar system, one of which appears to be located in an area suitable for life. On the discovery announced on Monday the scientific conference participants in the U.S. city of Moran, Wyoming.
True, scientists warned that the atmosphere on Earth-like planets similar to a Russian bathhouse with an abundance of hot steam. The area in which it is not very hot, and not too cold to where there was water. And this is – a prerequisite for life.
According to scientists, this is the second in a row found planet suitable for life outside our solar system, which is theoretically possible for life. The first such planet was discovered in 2007.
The new planet has a mass 3.6 times larger than the Earth. The temperature on it can vary from 26.5 to 44 degrees Celsius with humidity huge.
“There is really stuffy, just imagine the most sultry day. We do not want to say that we would be comfortable there, “- leads the” Huffington Post “, the words of the researcher from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, Lisa Kaltenegger (Lisa Kaltenegger).
But other types of life, according to astronomers, it is possible, and living things is likely less than human, as an attraction on the planet is 1.4 times greater than on Earth.
Poetic name of the planet does not come up, giving it just a symbol HD85512b. It revolves around its sun, which is located in the constellation Vela at a distance of 35 light years from Earth. Year there lasts just 60 days since the planet’s orbit is close to the local sun, the temperature of which, moreover, at 1800 degrees cooler than our sun.