New Delhi: Scientists have found a new ‘Super Earth’ -like planet. Scientists are anticipating the possibility of life of the alien in its atmosphere. The surface temperature on this planet is slightly lower than Venus. Astronomers from the Max Planck Society have discovered this planet circling the red dwarf star 26 light years away.
Significantly, the radius of this planet named Gliese 486b is 1.3 times more than the Earth but its mass is 2.8 times. Let us tell you that this planet has been discovered in a special way. The results of this study have been published in Science Journal and astronomers have hoped that evidence related to the presence of life can also be found here.
What is on this planet
According to the scientists searching, the iron-silicate texture of this planet is similar to that of the Earth, but its temperature is much higher than the Earth. Its surface temperature is 428 ° C while the surface temperature of Venus is more than 450 ° C. Despite this, it has not been completely converted into lava but lava flows here.
What is life possible
According to astronomers, to know whether there is atmosphere on this planet and whether life is possible here? A lot of study is needed right now. Scientists hope that there can be life here but it is difficult to say what kind.
How was the search done?
Most exoplanet searches occur in two ways. Transit Photometry and Doppler Radial Velocity. Transit photometry shows the change in the brightness of the star when it comes out from the front of the planet. In Doppler photometry, the effect of the planet’s gravity orbiting the star is seen. Trifon Trifanov and his colleagues have used both methods to discover the Gliese 486b, which has revealed the mass, radius, and density of the planet.
Earth and Super Earth
With the help of spectroscopy, the chemicals and biomarkers present in it can be discovered so that the possibility of life can be known. Gliese 486b A round of its stars Gliese 486 cuts in 1.467 days. The density of this planet is like Earth. Researchers have stated in their paper that its mass and radius place it between the Earth and the ‘super-Earth’ planets.