Connect with us

News

NASA’s Kepler Mission Spotted Over 200 New Planets, 10 Of Which Are In The Habitable Zone

One of the ten planets has almost the same size as Earth.

NASA has announced that their Kepler mission has discovered over 200 exoplanets. Ten of the planets, which have the same size as Earth, are found within the habitable zone, which means it could support life.

The space agency’s Ames Research Center revealed in a recent press briefing that there is now a total of 4,034 potential planets in the galaxy. Scientists said that Kepler missions have, so far, verified more than 2,300 of them as exoplanets — planets that exist outside of our own solar system. The Kepler spacecraft revealed exactly 219 new planet candidates.

The habitable zone or the “Goldilocks Zone” represents an area in which a planet possesses characteristics that can support life. Planets in this range have the right temperature and offer liquid water at the surface.

With this latest discovery, the number of Earth-size planets within the habitable zones has risen to about 50, with more than 30 of them confirmed. Out of the 10 newly spotted Earth-sized planets, one happens to be the closest to Earth when it comes to size and distance when it comes to the host star. It’s known as KOI 77-11 (Kepler Object of Interest) and researchers need to know more about this certain object.

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has discovered 219 more new planet candidates.

Source: NASA/JPL
There are now over 4,000 potential planets in the galaxy.

Source: NASA

The findings could guide researchers in their search for life outside of our own planet, scientists said.


Mario Perez, Kepler program scientist, said during the press conference:

“This new result presented today has implications for understanding the frequency of different types of planets and galaxies, and helping us to advance our knowledge on how planets are formed.”

The findings could guide researchers in their search for life outside of our own planet, scientists said.

Source: NASA

It’s an interesting and fascinating discovery but according to Dr. Natalie Batalha, a scientist for the Kepler program, the mission was not done to locate the next hot destination. Instead, the group is “doing statistics” to “find out on average how far away such places are.”

Like & Share This Post

News

Russian ‘Virginity Dealers’ Recruit And Sell Young Girls To Wealthy Businessmen

Some women even put up their own adverts.

We've heard about women auctioning off their virginity. Anyone who bids the highest gets to sleep with a virgin girl. In Russia, however, ladies as young as 17 are being recruited and then paired up with rich men online.

These specialist dealers, as they are being referred to in a report that appeared in Bumaga, scout teen, virgin women and arrange for them to meet with wealthy businessmen. The report also claimed that these specialists will take home a portion of the fee for making the arrangements. Some of them are reportedly making thousands of pounds for each successful pairing.

...
Continue Reading

News

Gamer’s Rectum Falls Out After Playing Phone Games On the Toilet For 30 Minutes

A doctor diagnosed his condition to be extremely severe.

Reports are coming in that a man from Southeast China was brought to the hospital after his rectum fell out of his body. The unnamed man, who was rushed in the middle of the night, was said to be using his phone to play games while on the toilet for half an hour.

According to the attending doctor, he was sitting on the toilet, trying to poop, when his rectum suddenly fell. A massive lump was reportedly found which measures around 16 centimeters long. It was sticking out of his anus and thus required surgery to be removed.

...
Continue Reading

News

Cryptocurrency Company Scams Investors, Leaving The Word ‘Penis’

It’s unclear how much the company scammed from its investors.

A new startup cryptocurrency company disappeared with millions and left the word "penis" scribbled on its website. Prodeum, a not-so-popular cryptocurrency project built on Ethereum, claimed to be from Lithuania.

The company said it's developing a system to use blockchain for agricultural products, like vegetables and fruits. It uses the crypto technology to ascertain the delivery of fresh vegetables, with its own coin offering.

...
Continue Reading

Trending