Agencia SINC – A group of Oviedo University and the Canary Astrophysics Institute has discovered and characterized it Exoplanet of a terrestrial star within the limits of habitability Red nano type M0 (K2-286), according to the entities indicated in a statement.

To do this, researchers have used data for the 15th campaign of the Kepler Space Telescope during their extended mission (K2). Satellite was designed Exoplanet through the method of travel. The study also used the OSIRIS and HARPS-N tools installed at Graniris Telescope (GTC) and the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), at the Roque de los Muchachos observatory in La Palma.

Earth radio 2.1 times

One star, at a distance of 76 parsec (244 light years) in the Libra constellation, has a radius of 0.62 solar radius and an efficient 3650 ° C temperature. The earth's radius is 2.1 times, the orbital time of 27.36 days and the equilibrium temperature at around 60 ° C.

The researchers explained that there is an internal limit on the planet's living space, according to the best conditions, Keeping liquid water out of the surfaceIt is an essential condition as we know how to develop life.

The planet is very interesting, not only because it is located in the field of star field but rather as the best atmospheric characterization of space telescope James Webb in the future. It allows tracking on the ground to determine your mass accurately.

Javier de Cosek, professor at the University of Oviedo, has confirmed that "the activity of the star is moderate and that it has similar characteristics, which would increase the possibility of living the planet."