In 2020, a planet named TOI 700 d was also discovered, which is the size of Earth
NASA scientists think this planet named TOI 700e is probably rocky and 95% the size of our world
All exoplanets discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS mission
Washington, Scientists have achieved great success regarding the long-term search for a planet like Earth. According to a report by CNN News, a mission from the US space agency NASA has spotted an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a small star about 100 light-years away. NASA scientists believe that this planet named TOI 700e is probably rocky and 95% the size of our world. This celestial body is the fourth planet observed orbiting the small cool M dwarf star TOI 700. All of the exoplanets were discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS mission.
Let us tell you that even in the year 2020, a planet named TOI 700 d was discovered which is the size of Earth. These two exoplanets exist at such a distance from their star that liquid water can potentially exist on their surface. The potential for liquid water suggests that the planets themselves could be habitable for life. The discovery of a fourth planet was announced Tuesday at the American Astronomical Society’s 241st meeting in Seattle, and a study of the exoplanet has been accepted for publication by The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
The closest to the star TOI 700 is TOI 700 b, which is 90% the size of Earth and completes its orbit around the star every 10 Earth days. Then there’s TOI 700 c, which is 2.5 times larger than our planet and completes one orbit around the star every 16 days. Both of these planets are likely tidally locked, meaning they always show the same side of the star – just like the same side of the Moon always faces Earth. The star’s habitable zone contains two exoplanets, D and E, which complete their orbits in 37 days and 28 days, as they are slightly farther from the star. The newly announced planet E is actually located between planets C and D.
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FIRST POST: January 11, 2023, 2:24 p.m. HST