Friday, 22 Feb 2019

NASA tries to search another inhabitable planet in the milky way


IllustrationIllustration - The search for extraterrestrial life now moves from planet to moon in the Milky Way. The research team from Australia and California identified it by targeting the moon that owned 100 planets in the galaxy.

This research is based on data collected from NASA's Kepler mission, as reported by Tech Times page, Saturday, July 7th, 2018. The mission was launched in 2009 with the aim of looking for a planet like the earth with a habitable zone in other solar systems.

Habitable zone itself is a place with a temperature that is not too extreme, so there is water and also other substances.

The researchers have not been able to find a particular moon that has the potential to be the host of life form. But they have added 121 new places to be studied. Their next goal is to identify a moon that has the potential for extraterrestrial life.

NASA some time ago examined one of the moons in Saturn which is a place with the complex carbon-rich organic molecules, named Enceladus. Enceladus itself is known to have much material for supporting a life form. The researchers stated the reason for believing that moon has an ocean which is hiding under the south poles.

More than 100 years ago, the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Obeservatorium announced the discovery of large clumps of salty water into the atmosphere. It can concluded the existence of hydrothermal holes under the surface of Enceladus.


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