New Planets in Space
At the point when Kepler spacecraft and groups of astronomers from around the globe found around 4,000 planets circling different stars in the Milky Way cosmic system, one started to wonder whether the civilization described by Stapledon truly existed.
In 2017, NASA researchers circled not one, but rather seven Earth-sized planets circling nearby stars, which are only 39 light-years from Earth. Three of these seven planets are sufficiently close to their mother star to support fluid water.
Soon, cosmologists will have the option to affirm whether these different planets have water vapor atmospheres. Since water is a “widespread solvent” capable of being the mixing bowl of natural chemicals that make up DNA molecules, researchers might show life known to humans is possible everywhere the universe. We can very nearly find the Holy Grail of Astronomy which is the twin of the Earth in space.
Simultaneously, space experts found another game-changing, Earth-sized planet called Proxima Centauri B, circling the closest star to our Sun. Proxima Centauri, is simply 4.2 light-years away. Researchers have since conjectured this might be the primary star to be investigated.
These planets are only a few of the ongoing entries in the Encyclopedia of the Extrasolar Planets, which ought to be refreshed constantly. It has a strange, unusual star framework that Stapledon could just dream of – including frameworks where at least four of them spin around one another. Numerous astronomers accept that if you can envision any odd structure of planets, it is presumably present someplace in the universe, except if it does not disregard a few laws of physics.
This implies in the cosmic system we can generally tally Earth-sized planets. Since it has around one hundred billion stars, there may be just twenty billion Earth-sized planets in our galaxy that are circling around a star like (the sun). Also, since there are a hundred billion galaxies that can be seen with the assistance of our instruments, we can appraise the number of Earth-sized planets there are in the noticeable universe: an amazing two billion trillion.
Understanding that the galaxy could be abounding with livable planets, you will never observe the night sky as before.
When space experts have recognized these Earth-sized planets, the following objective is to investigate their atmospheres for oxygen and water vapor, indications of life, and radio waves, which demonstrate the presence of an intelligent civilization. Such a disclosure could be one of the best defining moments in mankind’s history, practically identical to the subduing of fire. It won’t only reshape our relationship with the universe, it will also change our destiny.