Researchers have recently found two existing exoplanets orbiting around Gliese 887, which might be capable of hosting life. According to the team of German astronomers, the star is located at around 11 light-years away from our planet.
The two planets present a name quite similar to the one of the start, Gliese 887b, respectively Gliese 887c. In astronomy, there are two types of worlds, one of them is the super-Earth, the one similar in composition and structure with the Earth, while the other one is represented by ice giants, such as Neptune and Uranus.
The discovered planets have an impressive size, more significant than Neptune’s mass, as it has been presented in Sandra Jeffers’ recent study on the exoplanets nearby our galaxy, which has been published in the Science Journal on the 25th of June. Her research is part of the Red Dots campaign, an event powered by the University of Gottingen.
Consequently, her study will bring more in-depth details about the inner workings of our solar system, as well as its evolution. In addition to this, finding extraterrestrial life is the principal purpose of Jeffers’ study, supporting the theory of alien life exists.
Researchers from the University of Gottingen have underlined that the upcoming version of NASA’ s next-gen telescope will be the one to analyze any forthcoming events of the Gliese group. What is even more intriguing is that the telescope has the potential to provide resourceful details regarding the climate on these two planets.
NASA’s officials have declared that even though 4000 exoplanets have already been discovered, there are still a ton of challenges before the humanity is able to understand the world. The first discovered exoplanet was traced back a couple of decades ago, and its number has kept on adding by 27 new names each and every year.