NASA discovers a new planet similar to Earth

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“Future observations of this new planet will allow us to determine the extent to which water clouds can form around it,” said Jennifer Burt, a NASA researcher and assistant professor in the University of New Mexico’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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NASA announced that researchers from a laboratory of the agency and the University of New Mexico have discovered an exoplanet called TOI-1231 b orbiting a dwarf star known as a red dwarf, according to the newspaper.The Independent” British.

The discovered planet is eight times closer to its star than the distance between the Earth and the sun, and it is the size of Neptune and revolves around its star every 24 days, but its temperature is very close to the temperature of the Earth, due to the weak strength of the red dwarf star around which the planet revolves.

Jennifer Burt, one of the researchers, said: NASA“Future observations of this new planet will allow us to determine the extent to which water clouds can form around it.”

She added that further study will be necessary to understand precisely how those clouds form.

In a related context, the agency announced earlier the implementation of a new mission for the first time in more than 30 years, to Venus, after indications confirming the existence of life on its surface.

It unveiled two new $500 million missions expected to be launched within the next 10 years to Venus.

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