Daily Mail reports that evidence is mounting that two Earth-sized planets just forty light years from Earth could be the perfect places to host alien life.
There was some excitement when a star hosting three Earth-sized worlds was discovered earlier this year. The planets were discovered by an international team of astronomers. They are orbiting an ultra-cool brown dwarf star that is about one-eighth the size of our sun.
The ultra-cool dwarf star is called 2MASS J23062928-0502285. It is also known as Trappist-1.
Ancient Code reports that the two potentially-habitable planets are “confirmed to be rocky,” and they have atmospheres very similar to earth.
Astronomers have spotted three Earth-Sized Planets orbiting a dwarf system 40 light years from Earth. Now a new study suggests two of these planets are most likely habitable worlds. Researchers have determined that the atmospheres of both planets seem to be compact and similar to those of Earth, Venus, and Mars.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analyzed the size and temperature of the three planets and found that they may be suitable for life, reports Daily Mail.
[Trappist-1] is a dim and cool star [that] fades slightly at regular intervals, indicating several objects are passing between the star and the Earth.
A study published in the journal Science reveals fascinating details about the planets in the Trappist-1 system. Scientists used the Hubble Space Telescope to view star system. They discovered that the two innermost planets are rocky like Earth and “encompassed by a compact atmosphere similar to that of Earth.” The two innermost planets orbit in 1.5 and 2.4 days. Researchers are less certain about the third, and they believe it may orbit between four and 73 days.
The team employed the Transit Method, using Nasa’s Hubble telescope, to view the system. First they recorded the planets as one crossed in front of the other, then as they crossed in front of the star.
The star, called Trappist-1, is around 40 light-years away. By comparison Mars is, on average and based on its orbit, 12.5 light-minutes away.
Forty light years is quite close on a Galactic scale, but some people have claimed that aliens may be even closer.
It was claimed yesterday that a UFO may be cruising around right here in our own solar system — around Jupiter, in fact.
The internet went crazy when a NASA picture showed what some believe looks like a UFO in orbit around Jupiter, reports Express.
“First pictures captured by Juno revealed a mysterious UFO hovering over the giant red spot during few minutes before leaving in deep space. In February 2016, an enormous alien structure was seen moving in the direction of Jupiter’s moon Europa which, according to some UFO hunters, resembles an ‘interstellar mothership’ or ‘an intergalactic cruiser’.
Express attempted to debunk the claim, saying that “unfortunately for alien chasers hoping for news of a real UFO video capture in deep space, this is unlikely to be the case.” The report points out that the channel who created the UFO video have been accused of using CGI animation to create their videos.
The video was produced by website and YouTube channel Section 51 2 which a string of UFO hoax busters have claimed create footage using CGI animation.
Earlier this month, Mirror reported that NASA’s curiosity rover appeared to have snapped an image of an alien skeleton on Mars.
[The image] appears to show a skeleton sprawled on the rocky landscape.
The image was analysed in a video posted on a YouTube channel called Paranormal Crucible, which is “well respected in conspiracy theory circles” and has over 100,000 subscribers. In the video, UFO enthusiasts talk about the human-like shape of some of the “bones” on the alleged alien skeleton.
The channel owner declared that this is “undoubtedly” an alien skeleton.
“The relic has a large skull adorned with an ornate or decorative head piece, this could indicate that its the remains of a king, religious icon or perhaps a fallen warrior…This is undoubtedly the skeletal remains of an alien humanoid in my opinion.”
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