Researchers have found two new Earth-like planets around one of the nearest stars inside our galactic neighborhood. The planets are found just 12.5 light years away circling the Teegarden star – a red midget toward the heavenly body of Aries, as indicated by the investigation distributed in the diary Astronomy and Astrophysics. Its surface temperature is 2,700 degrees Celsius, and its mass is only one-tenth that of the Sun, specialists said.
Despite the fact that it is so close to, its faintness hindered its disclosure until 2003. “We have been watching this star for a long time to search for occasional varieties in its speed,” said Mathias Zechmeister, a scientist at the University of Gottingen in Germany. The perceptions demonstrated that two planets are circling it, them two like the planets in the inward piece of the Solar System. They are only somewhat greater than the Earth and are arranged in the ‘livable zone’ where water can exist as a fluid, as indicated by the scientists.
“It is conceivable that the two planets are a piece of a bigger framework,” said Stefan Dreizler, a scientist at the University of Gottingen. Photometric crusades on this star have been done with the Carlos Sanchez Telescope at the Teide Observatory in Spain, and with the system of telescopes of the Las Cumbres Observatory, among others.
“These examinations exhibit that the sign of the two planets can’t be because of the action of the star, despite the fact that we couldn’t identify the travels of the two new planets,” said Victor Sanchez Bejar, from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) in the Canary Islands. For the travel technique to be reasonable, the planets must go over the substance of the outstanding circle and square a portion of the light from the star during a brief span, which implies that it must lie on a line joining the Sun and the Earth. This fortunate arrangement happens for just a little division of planetary frameworks, scientists said. The sort of star to which the Teegarden star has a place comprises of the littlest for which analysts can gauge the majority of their planets with current innovation.