An international research team from the University of Gottingen discovered Earth-like planets. Space bodies are located near the “Teegarden’s star”. Scientists watched the star for about three years, but only now have recorded the fact of the existence of these new planets.
For now, these are unnamed space bodies marked as Planet B and Planet C.
According to scientists, they are united with the Earth by their location “in the so-called habitable zone, where water can be present in liquid form” and “resemble the inner planets of our solar system”.
In addition, from the Teegarden’s star you can watch the planets of the Solar system passing in front of the Sun. They are located relatively close – “only” 12.5 light years from Earth.
“An inhabitant of the new planets would therefore have the opportunity to view the Earth using the transit method,” says Professor Ansgar Reiners of the University of Göttingen.
But astronomers suspect that the planets may be part of another larger system.
“Many stars are apparently surrounded by systems with several planets,” explains co-author Professor Stefan Dreizler of the University of Göttingen.
These planets marked the tenth and eleventh opening of the team.
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