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Nearby ‘Super-Earth’ capable of supporting human life, NASA reveals



Nearby 'Super-Earth' capable of supporting human life, NASA reveals

American space agency NASA suggests that a newly discovered alien planet dubbed ‘Super-Earth’ is potentially capable of supporting human life.

The exoplanet in question, GJ 357 d, is on the outer limits of the star’s “habitable zone,” which means it likely gets the same amount of energy that Mars gets from the Sun, said the study’s co-author, Diana Kossakowski.

“If the planet has a dense atmosphere, which will take future studies to determine, it could trap enough heat to warm the planet and allow liquid water on its surface.”

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“This is exciting, as this is humanity’s first nearby super-Earth that could harbor life — uncovered with help from TESS, our small, mighty mission with a huge reach,” said one of the study’s co-authors, Lisa Kaltenegger, in a separate statement.

The government space agency has also posted a video to its YouTube page in relation to the discovery.

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