With the information gathered, American scientists said that this planet Kepler-62f is quite conducive to the development of life.
One of the questions that has preoccupied us for centuries – are we alone in the universe or do we still live on a distant planet?
Recently, American scientists concluded that the planet named Kepler-62f – located 1,200 light years from Earth, could allow life to develop.
It is known that this planet is about 40% larger than Earth and that it is the outermost of the 5 planets orbiting a smaller star at a temperature lower than that of the Sun.
Kepler-62f was discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope in 2013. However, researchers don’t have much information about it at this time.
The size of planets that may exist next to Earth, Mars, Saturn: Kepler-69b, Kepler-62c, Kepler-62d, Kepler-62e, Kepler-62f and Earth
It was only after the team at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and Washington used computer simulation to calculate conditions on the planet’s surface that the Kepler-62f portrait is gradually appeared.
Leading the study, Dr Aomawa Shields from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) said: “We found many constituents of the atmosphere that allowed the planet to warm enough for liquid water to survive. on the surface. -62f becomes a strong candidate to be classified as a group of planets that can exist ”.
To get around this, the researchers wrote down the atmosphere of “Super Earth” Kepler-62f as well as the orbital shape it would have, thereby determining whether the planet might be unique. life or not.
Dr Aomawa Shields said that due to its fairly far distance, Kepler-62f’s atmosphere would likely be 12 times thicker than that of Earth. The density of carbon dioxide (CO2) is extremely diverse in the atmosphere, perhaps 2,500 times higher than on Earth.
Learning more about microbial life and the brightness of the parent star, Kepler-62f could become completely the place to be for life if the atmosphere is 3-5 times thicker than Earth and contains all the CO2. These conditions will ensure that the greenhouse effect will occur to warm the planet just enough for life to exist.
If there is water, CO2 and photosynthesis, there is a good chance that Kepler-62f will also contain oxygen in the future.
The research was published in the journal Astrobiology.