Sunday, December 4, 2016

NASA finds earth-like planet that may harbor aliens, but can be confirmed only in 2017

An artist's impression of a super-Earth like K2-3d orbiting its host star.

By R. Siva Kumar Dec 03, 2016 06:16 PM EST

Recently, NASA's Kepler's K2 mission journey uncovered a new planet. Called the K2-3d, it is thought to be harboring alien life.

Taking great interest in the new planet, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan found that it was about 150 million light-years away from the Earth. It was found to be 1.5 times bigger than the Earth, while it orbits a star just half the sun in size. One revolution lasts 45 days.

Even though it is quite some distance away, the says that the K2-3d planet shares man similarities with the Earth, which might harbor and maintain life.

The characteristics include a warm and tolerable atmosphere, quite similar to the earth. It also appears to be hosting water as well as a star orbiting nearby. Hence, the possibility of life on this planet is very high.

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