A close by earth sized planet may have life bearing conditions

There is a novel position to discover life in the Universe. Astronomers declared the finding of an Earth size planet around a minute red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could retain liquid water and indisposition commendatory for life.

The star, Ross 128, is not the nearest with a planet similar in size to ours. That would be Sun’s contiguous, Proxima Centauri, just 4.2 light-years away. There seems to be just one planet orbiting Ross 128, not the magnanimity of seven Earth-size planets that circle Trappist-1, a red minute star about 40 light-years from here.

Ross 128, about 11 light-years from Earth, seems to be tranquil, cultivated star without forceful eruptions of radiation that might destroy any commencement of life before they have an opportunity to grasp the planet. Xavier Bonfils of the Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics in Grenoble, France, said that those flashes can disinfect the atmosphere of the planet. He also said that Ross 128 is one of the most tranquil stars of the vicinity. These discoveries can be found in journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The astronomers could not precisely observe the planet but a telescope was required in Chile to measure wobbles in the wavelengths of light coming from the star. The wobbles are generated due to the gravitational pull of the hidden planet.

The vastness of the wobbles specifies that the planet is at least 1.35 times the mass of Earth but could be assuredly be twice the mass of Earth.

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