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There May Be Life On This Planet Near The Setting Sun

Planet Near The Setting Sun
Planet Near The Setting Sun

In the world of science, this question has been there for a long time whether there is life on any planet other than Earth, or is there any possibility of life? In this direction, many types of facts have been coming out from time to time by quoting research and studies. This new study is also related to the investigation of this.

The researchers of this study believe that there is a possibility that there may be a planet near the setting sun, which is favorable for life. If this is confirmed, it will be the first time that a planet favorable to life has been found orbiting a ‘White Dwarf’ star.

This planet was found in the star’s ‘habitable zone’ ie ‘habitable zone’. This is an area that is neither too cold nor too hot for life. The study is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Professor Jay Farihi, from University College London, who led the study, said the observation was completely new to astronomers.

“This is the first time anything has been observed in the habitable zone of a white dwarf and thus the possibility of life on another orbiting world,” he told BBC News.

Possible planet‘s distance from Earth

When very large stars die, they become black holes, but small stars like our own sun become white dwarfs. These are stars that have used up all their nuclear fuel and have also lost their outer layers.

They are generally planet-sized and emitted blue-white light when they first formed. This potential planet is 117 light-years away from Earth. The research team does not have direct evidence of the planet’s existence, but the activity of 65 moon-sized structures orbiting the white dwarf’s habitable zone indicates that the planet is there.

The distances of these structures do not change, indicating that they are under the influence of the gravity of a nearby planet. Professor Farihi said, “This fact stunned the team. The pace was so precise that you can’t imagine it like that.”
The ‘habitable zone is a band around a star where liquid water can exist on a planet. Its presence adds to the possibilities of life.

This is often referred to as the ‘Goldilocks zone because if a planet is too close to the star it will be very hot and if too far it will be very cold, while conditions inside the band are “perfect”.

The results of this study will prompt astronomers to gather more information about direct evidence of planets around white dwarfs. Professor Farihi said, “It usually happens in astronomy that if we find one thing, it means that it is common.”

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