It turns out that Earth has brothers in outer space, which are thought to be habitable planets for humans. Astronomers succeeded in identifying these planets through the Kepler mission, which operated in 2009 and 2018. At least, this mission has observed 2,681 exoplanets. Some of them are thought to be planets capable of supporting life.
|Not a Mystery! Habitable Planets in Space other than Earth
Earth's twin in outer space, can it be inhabited by humans?
One of the planets that attract attention is the planet nicknamed Kepler-1649c. This planet appears to be Earth's twin in temperature and size, receiving as much as 75 percent of the light compared to Earth and is 1.06 times larger. Thus, scientists conclude that the planet Kepler-1649c may have a surface like Earth.
However, because it is 300 light years away, the exact composition of the atmosphere is not known. However, scientists believe the planet Kepler-1649c has the potential to become one of the habitable planets in outer space. Apart from that, this planet also has the privilege of interacting with neighboring planets.
Habitable Potential Also Found on Other Planets
Scientists release various journals regarding planets that have the potential to be inhabited by humans. Not just one, but more than dozens of planets have been discovered over several decades. For example, planet Gliese 667Cc, planet Mars, planet Kepler-186f, planet Kepler-62f, planet Kepler-1229b, planet Wolf 1061c, planet Kepler-452b, planet Kepler-442b, planet Proxima Centauri b, and others.
Reasons Why Planets Are Considered to Have the Potential for Life
Planets that resemble Earth are considered to have the potential for life. There are various factors that make planets similar, namely atmospheric conditions, size, movement, texture, etc. Apart from that, planets that orbit like those in the solar system are also thought to be habitable planets for humans.
This estimate is obtained from the position of the planets, which are considered not to be affected by gravitational disturbances of too great a force. As a result, the planet has a peaceful zone so it is said to be a livable place. However, this requires further monitoring and research to confirm the truth.
Various Technologies Developed to Find the Truth
Well, scientists also continue to develop technology to find the truth about planets that are suitable for living. One of them is through a mission satellite launched by NASA, namely the James Webb Space Telescope which is planned to be launched in 2021. The aim is to identify whether a planet has an atmosphere and what its composition is.
So, various planets that are thought to be habitable in outer space require in-depth further research. Until now, the only planet that has the greatest possibility of human habitation is Mars. Scientists continue to try to make this planet habitable because Mars is said to resemble Earth as a habitable planet in several aspects.