According to a latest research, It has been proved that there is an another plant that exists in solar system as per the latest discovery of scientists and it is called “Mega-Earth” because it weighing 17 times as much as Earth.
“We were very surprised when we realized what we had found,” says astronomer Xavier Dumusque of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), person behind data analysis and discovery.
Other name of this planet is Kepler-10C, circles a sunlike star once every 45 days, located about 560 light-years from Earth in the constellation Draco and it is 18,000 miles in diameter. Initially researchers thought that this planet is just enriched with gaseous elements but latest contemplation suggests that this planet is full of rocky elements not gassy.
“Kepler-10c didn’t lose its atmosphere over time. It’s massive enough to have held onto one if it ever had it,” said Dumusque. “It must have formed the way we see it now.”
But an interesting point about this planet is that it was originated almost 3 billion years ago after the explosion but point is that whether this planet sustains life or not and on this, researchers said that it is possible to think for a life in a rocky planet and another good sign for life is that it also have an atmosphere with thin clouds.
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