According to ScienceAlert, experts have found a second Earth very close to us and will announce the information at the press conference.
News about how scientists found the closest candidate to Earth, extremely close to us and capable of sustaining life as a second Earth, made headlines earlier this month. . However, the truth on this planet is still hidden.
It is known that information on this candidate first appeared on the German site Der Spiegel, but the origin has not been revealed.
The German newspaper Der Spiegel reported: “This unnamed planet is believed to resemble Earth and orbit the Near Planet (the star closest to us) – at a distance just enough to hold water. . liquid on the surface – the decisive factor in sustaining life “.
At the time, Southern European Space Station (ESO) spokesman Richard Hook declined to confirm this statement: “We currently have no further comments.”
However, according to ScienceAlert reports, ESO will “break the silence” and hold a press conference on August 24 at 7 a.m. EDT, or around 6 p.m. on August 24 (Vietnam time).
ESO did not specifically mention who will attend the press conference, but did promise to answer questions regarding everyone’s questions on this issue.
Proxima Centauri is a small red dwarf star just 4.5 light years from the Sun.
Previously, astronomers at ESO’s observatory claimed to have found the closest exoplanet to Earth in 2012, although later analysis showed that result to be unreliable.
ESO sources point out that the latest finding is true and the result of intensive research.