Super Earth Exoplanet: Scientists have discovered a new planet outside the Solar System. Scientists believe that life can exist on this planet 37 light years away. There may be water on this planet. Scientists say that this planet revolves around its star on the 11th day.
just 50 lakh km away from your star
Their small size means that their gravitational field is not as wide as that of our Sun. Ross 508b is moving at a distance of only 5 million km from its star. To understand, if we compare, then the closest planet to the Sun in our solar system, Mercury, is 60 million km away. Due to being close to its star, the question also arises that how can this planet be considered habitable? The answer is that Ross 508b rotates in an elliptical manner. That is, it is not always close to its star. Its distance varies.
Dwarf stars are cooler than other stars
Scientists believe that such a planet may be capable of retaining water on its surface. Whether there will be water or life on this planet is still a matter of serious research. Three-quarters of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are red dwarfs smaller than the Sun. These are in significant numbers in the neighborhood of the solar system. Because of these characteristics, they are early targets for the search for life. However, red dwarf stars are cooler than other stars and emit less visible light, making their study challenging.