Recently, researchers have discovered more than 100 planets outside our solar system. It seems that these planets could have moons, which are capable of harboring life. According to the researchers' estimates, each of these planets is more than three times the width of the Earth. Probably, they all have enough large moons.
Scientists have used data derived from the Kepler space telescope and identified a total of 121 planets. All these planets are orbiting their star within the habitable zone.
This research has been a joint effort of scientists from the University of California (UCR), Riverside and the University of South Queensland.
"There are currently 175 known moons orbiting the eight planets of our solar system, although most of these moons orbit around Saturn and Jupiter, which may be outside the habitable zone of the Sun, it may not be so in other systems The inclusion of rock exonerations in our search for life in space will greatly expand the places we can see, "said Stephen Kane, badociate professor of planetary astrophysics and member of the Alternative Center for Astrobiology at the UCR.
NASA launched the Kepler telescope in 2009 and at that time, it has identified thousands of planets beyond our galaxy.
According to this new research, scientists believe that the exomonedas could be more capable of supporting life than our planet of origin because those moons receive the energy of the host star and the radiation reflected in the planets. However, even so, scientists must confirm the existence of the exemptions. This new result could reduce the search to 121 possible giant planets that may have such moons.
"Now that we have created a database of the known giant planets in the habitable zone of their star, observations of the best candidates for accommodation will be made of potential exonerations to help refine the expected properties of the exoon," said Michelle Hill, undergraduate student at the University of South Queensland. Hill is currently working with Kane.