NASA Confirms More Than 5000 Planets Beyond Our Solar System

When humans first looked at the sky, the first question that came to our minds was, are we alone in this universe? In time, we found planets orbiting the Sun, billions of miles apart, forming our solar system.

Nasa has passed a step beyond that cosmic boundary and confirmed that there are more than 5,000 planets waiting to be explored in deep space.

With the discovery of 65 new planets, Nasa has confirmed the existence of more than 5000 such planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system, which marks a new milestone in exploration of space. The NASA exoplanet repository has detected 65 new recipients who can perform songs that can support the presence of water, germs, excess gases or even health.

Nasa said that every new discovery is a brand new planet and a new possibility.
“The archive records the discovery of exoplanets from peer-reviewed scientific papers, and has been confirmed using a number of discoveries or analytical techniques.”

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How Are Planets Discovered?

Planet Discovery is a long, arduous process that requires years of looking at data from ground-based televisions and space. The first planet to be discovered around a star like the Sun, in 1995, was Jupiter: a gas giant about half the weight of our Jupiter in the immediate vicinity, orbiting its four-day star. A year consists of four days on this planet.

Meanwhile, planets orbiting two stars at once, and planets stubbornly orbiting the collapse remnants of dead stars have also been discovered in the last three decades.

A research scientist with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, California said that-
“It is not just a number. I get excited about everyone because we don’t know anything about them,”.

Astronomers have long said that the Milky Way Galaxy has hundreds of billions of such planets and that’s just one galaxy. A recent image captured by the JWST shows a million stars and a lot of possibilities of habitable planets in a single frame.

William Borucki, also an astronomer, gave the idea of attaching the most sensitive light bulbs to a telescope, and then inserting it into space. The telescope would have stared at the galaxy for more than 170,000 years, looking for tiny dips in starlight as the planet cut across the star’s surface.

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Over a period of time, if the dips are constant, then it would indicate that something is coming in the way of star which is blocking the starlight, thus confirming the presence of a planet.

Read more: Project Galileo: Search for Extraterrestrial Life Hiding in Our Solar System

Is There Any Alien Life Present Or We’re alone In This Entire Universe?

Astronomers around the world believe that there is a great possibility that we may find something similar to life in deep space in the near future as the number of these people in need of planets grows dramatically. So far, we have not been able to study these planets in depth.

With the advent of science and new telescopes such as James Webb’s first observation, there is a good chance we will find something interesting there.

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