Goldilocks Zone: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Super Earth discovered

Published: May 18, 2020

The scientists from New Zealand have discovered the “Super Earth”. It potentially holds the conditions to sustain human life. Highlights The super earth is one of the handful of planets discovered that are of the same size and orbiting distance as that of the earth. The host star of the planet is 10% the mass ..

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GJ 357 d: NASA’s TESS discovers 1st nearby super-earth

Published: August 5, 2019

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission has discovered GJ 357 d, a super-Earth planet located 31 light years away from our own solar system. Researchers claim that it is the first nearby “super-Earth” planet that could possibly support life as it orbit within its star’s “habitable zone or Goldilocks Zone”. About GJ 357 d ..

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TOI 270: NASA’s TESS discovers

Published: July 31, 2019

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recently discovered new dwarf star and planetary system named as TOI 270. It is located about 73 light years away from Earth, and in the constellation Pictor. TOI 270 Planetary System Its members include Dwarf star named TOI 270, which is 40 % smaller than the Sun in size ..

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NASA's Kepler Telescope finds 10 Earth-Like Planets

Published: June 20, 2017

NASA’s Kepler Telescope has identified 10 Earth-like planets outside the solar system that are expected to host life due to their right size and temperature. This finding is a boost  in the hope for life elsewhere. Exoplanet: It is a planet that does not orbit the Sun and instead orbits a different star, stellar remnant, ..

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LHS 1140b: Another planet in habitable zone discovered

Published: April 20, 2017

Astronomers have discovered yet another planet, called LHS1140b, which is expected to be present in the Goldilocks Zone. It’s not so far away, either. It is found orbiting around the star LHS 1140 some 39 light-years away. Goldilocks Zone refers to a habitable zone where the temperature is neither too high nor too low. The ..

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