The Nasa’s telescope Kepler has found Another 219 planets that go into the list of potential worlds beyond our solar system. Ten of them are quite special – they are in the so called Gold Zone of its own solar system, at the perfect distance from the star so that the temperature is neither too high nor too low.

This means that potentially these planets would have the same temperature as the Earth, contain water, and most likely maintain life.

“An important question for us is, ‘Are we alone?’” Kepler program scientist Mario Perez said in a conference call with reporters. “Maybe Kepler today is telling us indirectly … that we are not alone.”

The planets are in the constellation Swan, whose bright star is called Deneb and is a yellow super giant. The ten newly discovered “rocky” worlds once again raise one of the most interesting questions: are we alone in the universe?

“An important question for us is, ‘Are we alone?’” Kepler program scientist Mario Perez said in a conference call with reporters. “Maybe Kepler today is telling us indirectly … that we are not alone.”

During his four-year mission for search of new worlds, Kepler has already discovered 2335 confirmed planets and another 1699 objects resembling planets. Of these, there are about 50, which are the same size and temperature as the Earth.

“It’s like finding what we thought was a single species of animal is really two different things,” said Benjamin Fulton, a graduate student in astronomy who analysed the Kepler data.

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So far, these planets, which scientists refer to as “super-Earths” and “mini-Neptunes”, have not been found in Earth’s solar system, though scientists are on the hunt for a potential ninth planet far beyond Pluto.

“It is interesting that we don’t have what appears to be the most common type of planet in the galaxy,” Fulton said.

In a statement, Nasa said: “There are now 4,034 planet candidates identified by Kepler. Of which, 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets. Of roughly 50 near-Earth size habitable zone candidates detected by Kepler, more than 30 have been verified.” Source: NASA

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