NASA Kepler discovered ten new Earth-like planets in goldilock zone

Tinuku ~ Nasa's Kepler space telescope discovered ten Earth-like planets. Astronomers have discovered yet another ten new life-friendly planets of size and temperature similar to Earth. New findings add to collection that to this day scientists have recorded total of 219 planets outside solar system that are likely to have life like on Earth.

Tinuku NASA Kepler discovered ten new Earth-like planets in goldilock zone

Scientists found the living planetary candidates on latest observations using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope observations in a data set containing 200,000 star samples in the Cygnus constellation.

At least ten new rocky planets are likely to be inhabited by living things. The ten planets joined the 49 exoplanets that Kepler found in Goldilock Zone. NASA's Ames Research Center says they have identified 219 planets.

Hundreds of thousands of planetary candidates including ten new rocky planets have a planetary distance with its star that allows it to contain an abundance of liquid water. Scientists believe liquid water is the key to the emergence of a life.

"Our important question is whether we are alone, maybe Kepler today told us indirectly that we are not alone," Kepler program scientist Mario Perez told a news conference.

One of the most interesting is KY771 which has orbit close to star and orbit path just like Earth with the Sun. The planet is likely to receive heat from stars of same amount as Earth, though KY771 has a 1.3-fold size of Earth.

NASA launched Kepler telescope in 2009 to investigate Earth-like planets. During the four years of mission has made the discovery of 2,335 planets and 1,699 planetary candidates.

The mission has recorded a total of 4,034 planets, including 50 planets that have same size and temperature as Earth. Scientists also claim the existence of about 3,500 planets outside solar system.

Kepler's data also provides a new way of assessing whether a planet has a solid surface like Earth or almost entirely gas like Neptune. This distinction will help scientists to find planets like Earth or get a clue to the existence of extraterrestrial life.

In general eksoplanet has two categories are similar to Earth or mini Neptune. Earth-like planets have rocky surfaces in a radius of 1.5 times Earth to the Sun. Mini Neptune has a radius twice the distance from the Earth-Sun, the planet is also not rocky and has a very thick atmosphere.