What is Super Earth? NASA discovers a possible habitable planet located 137 light-years away
The Super Earth discovered by NASA is 137 light years away and it is dubbed TOI-715 b.-
American Space Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered a new planet which has been termed 'Super-Earth' which is potentially habitable. It means NASA expects that Super Earth has a form of water on it making it habitable. As per reports, the Super Earth is 137 light years away and it is dubbed TOI-715 b. Not only this, a few reports suggest that the Super Earth may be habitable for alien life as well. Now, the question arises what is Super Earth and why it is th next big thing in the world of space? Below is everything you need to know about Super-Earth-
What is Super-Earth?
The planet named TOI-715 b is termed as the Super Earth due to its habitable possibilities. "By astronomical standards, that’s not too bad!" NASA insisted on X about the planet dubbed TOI-715 b. As per reports, the Super Earth is roughly one and a half times bigger than Earth and completes a full orbit or 'one year' — in just 19 days.
Moreover, the TOI-715 b has a 'conservative' habitable zone around its parent star, meaning it may form liquid water on its surface, which would be vital to support life forms. NASA was quoted saying that another second but smaller planet might be nearby that measures only slightly bigger than Earth and it, too, might dwell inside the 'conservative. habitable zone. Super Earth or TOI-715 b circles a red dwarf, which is smaller and cooler than the sun. They are known for being the 'best bet for finding habitable planets', stated NASA.
Super Earth's one side of the planet always faces its star, meaning temperature differences could differ majorly. With the Super Eart discovery, the planet TOI-175 b joins the list of possibly habitable planets that the Webb telescope can scrutinize for signs of an atmosphere.