Exoplanet KOI-3010.01 is Considered Habitable With A Probability of 84% - Highest EVER - Science And Nature

Sep 15, 2022

Exoplanet KOI-3010.01 is Considered Habitable With A Probability of 84% - Highest EVER

The Kepler mission discovered a planet orbiting the star KOI-3010 using the transit method. Researchers are drawn to this world because it has traits that are similar to those found on Earth.

The red dwarf KOI-3010 is located in the constellation Lyra and is 1213 light-years away from us. This is an ancient star, with a possible age of 13.9 billion years. The planet KOI-3010.01 (or KOI-3010 b) is classified as a warm super earth (it is more than Earth on a mass, but it is much inferior to gas giants). One orbit around the star lasts around 60 Earth days.

Diagram showing Kepler’s discoveries with radii less than twice that of the Earth as a function of mean stellar flux and the temperature of the star they orbit. The green band shows the approximate limits of the habitable zone while the size of the planets is proportional to their measured radii. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA Ames/N. Batalha and W. Stenzel)


The genesis and development of life on the planet are influenced by environmental factors. Its average temperature is 19.6 degrees Celsius. The radius is 1.35 times that of the Earth. They know very little about the atmosphere's makeup, yet it exists (there is an assumption that it is almost identical to the earth). The mass index has yet to be determined. The researchers believe that the exoplanet KOI-3010.01 will have not just a temperate climate like Earth, but also a liquid ocean spanning approximately 65% of its surface.

It is thought that the chemical composition of exoplanets nearly totally converges with that of the Earth. It is worth noting that it is in the habitable zone, and its index of similarity to Earth is 0.84. (maximum - 1). As a result, researchers believe she has a good probability of having a life.

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