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NASA announces the discovery of an Earth 2021 like planet

NASA announces the discovery of an Earth 2021 like planet
NASA announces the discovery of an Earth 2021 like planet

The US space agency, NASA, announced the discovery of a “strange” planet, similar to Earth and with an atmosphere.

The British newspaper, The Independent, reported that researchers from a NASA laboratory and the University of New Mexico discovered an exoplanet called (TOI-1231 b) orbiting a dwarf star known as a red dwarf.

Scientists explained that the newly discovered planet is the size of the planet Neptune, and it revolves around its star every 24 days, as it is 8 times closer to its star than the distance between the Earth and the sun, but its temperature is very close to the temperature of the Earth, due to the weak strength of the red dwarf star.

around which the planet revolves.

The scientists found that the planet’s atmosphere has a temperature of about 330 K or 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that the planet (TOI-1231b) is one of the coolest small exoplanets whose atmosphere can be studied so far.

The presence of water on the surface of the planet.

“Future observations of this new planet will allow us to determine the extent to which water clouds can form around it,” said Jennifer Burt, a NASA researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico

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NASA announces the discovery of an Earth 2021 like planet
NASA announces the discovery of an Earth 2021 like planet

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