US Space Agency NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope mission was completed in the year 2018. In this mission, which lasted eight years before the fuel ran out, 30 million such planets were identified in our sky where life could happen. Between 2009 and 2018, new exoplanet-planets orbiting a star were tried to be discovered.
‘Presence of water possible’
This telescope was looking for planets that are approximately the same distance from their star as the Earth is from the sun. The update of the first analysis, published in the Astronomical Journal, seeks to understand how many of these planets are likely to have life. Researchers believe that at least half of the stars like the sun are orbiting such planets on which water is possible.
Another assessment expected that there would be suitable conditions for life on about 75 planets. In order to understand this, planets whose temperature and light energy along with the distance from the star have the right amount.
Still have conclusive results
The study’s lead author, Steve Bryson, has released a statement, “Kepler has already told us that billions of planets exist, but now he is also telling that life can exist on many of them.” However, he said that this number is far from the final number and the presence of water is one of the important factors. Despite this, it is encouraging in itself that these can be detected with such precision.