Last updated on October 14th, 2019

Our space scientists have discovered a lot of Earth-like planets in the last few years.

The International Astronomical Union recently revealed that there are currently three Earth-like planets in the habitable zone—the distance from the star where liquid water could exist on the surface. In some cases, the planets might even have oceans.

Earth-like planets

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The problem with finding Earth-like planets is that we know so little about our neighbors to the stars. So far we have a few hints about a rocky Earth orbiting a red dwarf star. But the real planets in our solar system must exist in far more profound distances from their stars, around other supermassive black holes. This means that we really do have to look a little harder.

The good news, of course, is that we don’t have to go around searching for extrasolar planets. There are already hundreds of thousands of potential planets orbiting other stars within our own galaxy. We only have to stare into the distance—which, of course, means we can examine the skies at great magnification with very small telescopes. (And we’ve got plenty of great telescopes already.)

Some of these candidates will be so close to home that we should see their moons. These satellites can be detected by listening for the signature of the starlight bouncing off of their surfaces.

“If an alien world has a moon and it’s close to Earth, we will see it,” says James Burch of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

If we ever find an alien planet in our solar system that is similar in orbital resonance to the Kepler-11 planet, says David Charbonneau of the Space Telescope Science Institute, “We will be able to compare the orbits, and make sure they are consistent among other Earth-like planets in the universe.”

Do you know that in the search of Earth-like planets, we also got many such Planets which we can easily reach in the coming years.

Welcome to Latest Techno News, welcome to a whole new world of planetary science. One day the earth will be destroyed completely. where will you go? How will you survive well? Don’t worry because we humans found some new Earth-like planets as a back-up plan. Where we can live or at least be able to survive number 10.

10 recently discovered Earth-like planets could be our next home.

Kepler-438b

Kepler-438b Earth-like planets could be our next home

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The exoplanets Kepler-438b was first discovered in 2015. Kepler-438b located 470 light-years away. Kepler-438b was deemed one of the most Earth-like planets ever discovered. Due to its Earth’s similarity index or ESI which is 88% similar to earth. Hence making it a suitable candidate for the potential of life. Kepler-438 b is just 12% larger and receives 40% more light compared to the earth. But still, it’s missing some necessary qualities for habitation such as it doesn’t have a proper atmosphere and the planets nearby star emits flares 10 times more powerful than our Sun. Kepler-438b planet might be the second option if it has a magnetic field like our planet.

Kepler-452b

Kepler-452b

Kepler 452b was first discovered in July 2015. Which is an exoplanet and also known as super earth moreover. Kepler-452b is around five times the mass of Earth It completes a full orbit in 385 days. But due to its large size, it also has twice the gravity compared to earth and receives more sun energy making it hotter than Earth. But still, it’s a good candidate for hosting life if we’re ever able to reach Kepler 452b.

Unfortunately, the Kepler-452b planet is 45,000 light-years away. Which means if we travel in a spaceship at a speed of 37,000 miles per hour then 26 million years is needed to get there. Well, then cryogenic preservation and age reversing agents will be mandatory requirements for this journey. Although four or five to mirror earth it is highly susceptible to the greenhouse effect so it could become a giant ball of hot death by the time we arrive there be careful!

Proxima B

Proxima B

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Proxima beat is an exoplanet which is 4.2 light years away from the earth and first discovered in August 2016. Proxima B orbits the habitable zone of a red dwarf star named Proxima Centauri. The potential for survivable living conditions due to the presence of water.

This exoplanet is actually 30% bigger than the earth and its one-year is equal to 11 days. This means you’ll be having birthday parties a lot more often So many birthday gifts. Although it has an earth similarities index or ESI of 0.87. still, it has some significant downsides such as it receives only 2% of the light from its nearby Sun and, there are violent stellar winds that are 2,000 times stronger than those on earth

Kepler 186f

Kepler-186f is an exoplanet discovered by the Kepler space observatory in April 2014. This rocky planet orbits near the outer rim of its Sun habitable zone and nearly ten percent bigger than Earth and almost has a similar radius. But it is 500 light-years away from us. It’s one year consists of a total of 130 days having an earth similarity index of 0.61 and only receives 33% of sunlight compared to earth. That means its brightest day will be similar to evening time on the earth.

Kepler 186f rotates a much more slowly than Earth. So its day could be weeks or months long. maybe Kepler 186f has tidally lock. Which means one side of the planet is always facing its star and the other is in constant darkness. The gravity on Kepler 186f could be very similar to Earth’s and there is some possibility that it has an atmosphere that can help keep the water in liquid form. That’s why scientists have described Kepler 186f as a cousin to earth

Kepler-62f

Kepler-62f

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This Kepler-62f planet is also known as super-earth and discovered in April 2013. Kepler-62f is situated in the habitable zone of a seven billion-year-old star. Kepler-62f has Earth’s similarity index of 0.67 and is 1.4 times of Earth having slightly smaller and cooler than our Sun. Unfortunately, this rocky planet is earth-like Water world that contains oceans are at least ice in either case.

Kepler-62f planet is an excellent candidate for alien life and feasible for hosting human life. 62f takes 267 days to complete a full orbit around its Sun and receives 41% of the sunlight compared to earth. However, the planet might be tidally locked in orbit which means one side facing the hot Sun while the other will be in complete darkness. So humans can only survive at the border between light and dark area. Where the temperature is suitable to support life.

Gliese 667cc

Gliese 667cc

This Gliese 667cc planet is Mars’s cousin and you can see all of the suns. In fact, it’s a part of the upper mentioned 3-star system which is 23.62 light-years away from us. It’s three points eight times the size of Earth has a rocky surface and it has 85% similarity to earth. It’s on the slightly hot edge of the habitable zone with temperatures ranging in 250 4.3 Kelvin or negative 18 points 8 degrees Celsius it receives.

The 90% of the light of Earth one side is completely shrouded in eternal darkness. While the other is continuously facing the red dwarf star. it’s believed that between these hemispheres there is a probable chance to get an area of suitable temperature that will support human life.

Kepler 62e

Kepler 62e

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Kepler 62e 1.6 times larger than Earth has a rocky surface with the high probability of water and maybe covered with oceans it’s 1 year is 122 days long and 1,200 light-years away from us just a side note all planets in this list are larger than Earth and that’s why they are called Super-Earths, which means they are larger than our planet.

would have similar characteristics that an exoplanet has cloudy sky warm and humid everywhere other than the polar caps and its stellar flux is 20% more than earth enough to trigger a runaway greenhouse effect which can decrease the chance of habitability.

Gliese 581g

Gliese 581g

Gliese 581g is also known as Zarmina. Which is 20 light-years away from Earth. The Gliese 581g is discovered by astronomer Steve invoked in 2010. It’s 1 year lasts for 67 days. But unfortunately, this planet is tidally locked with the Sun. If a strong atmosphere exists on the planet. It could circulate the heat from the sunny side over to the dark side making it much more habitable. Hence it is possible for water to exist there with at least one ocean.

Gliese 581g is 1.5 times the size of Earth. Having temperatures between negative 35 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit due to the weaker energy output from its small Sun. All these features increase the chances of life on 581 G up to 100%. which is an extremely optimistic presumption number.

Kepler 22b

Kepler 22b

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Kepler 22b is an exoplanet that orbits in the inner edge of the sun’s habitable zone. Which is 600 light-years away from us and discovered in December 2011. Kepler 22b is twice the size of Earth and has a year of 290 days with a temperature of negative 11 degrees Celsius in the worst case while 22 degrees Celsius in the best case.

So it’s reasonable for Humanity to survive here. But it won’t be a similar experience to earth 22 B’s outer shell is likely to be composed mostly of either liquid or gas. The most optimistic estimate is that its liquid water combined with the greenhouse affected atmosphere it likely keeps the planet at suitable temperatures.

If something happens to earth this water-rich planet is the place where we will probably move to because it’s a prime contender for our next homeworld. When we arrived there in the future. There is a high possibility that we will be encountered by a lot of possible alien lives, that may have evolved in the outer liquid layer. The Kepler 22b also achieves the best Planet status in the list of Earth-like planets.

Mars

Mars Earth-like planets could be our next home

Mars okay, you knew this honestly speaking we, humans, have limited time and limited technology to find suitable Earth-like planets that are far away from us. It makes sense to look next door Mars could be the next permanent home for us. We may be able to see it happen in our lifetime.

Definitely, this red planet could be a great candidate for life with its ancient water-rich soil sufficient amount of sunlight. A similar day length that is only 40 minutes longer than Earth-Mars gravity. Is 38% weaker compared to the earth but still within the acceptable range for us to survive there are high chances to successfully tear for Mars.

Because of its thin atmosphere that already protects the planet from the sun’s radiation could hold oxygen. Become breathable companies like SpaceX are currently training teams of astronaut settlers for colonizing Mars with the first group blasting off in 2031. We could literally see homes on Mars in our very near future. This is the main contender for Earth-like Planets.

Thanks for reading our article 10 Earth-like planets could be our next home. Which planet did you find the most impressive tell me the reason in the comments below

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