5000 mysterious worlds like Earth
A question about space arises in everyone’s mind: are we alone in the universe? Planets that revolve around the Sun and are billions of kilometres away have been discovered by scientists. Our solar system is made up of these planets. However, NASA, the US space agency, has discovered new planets beyond this astronomical limit, confirming that there are more than 5000 planets yet to be discovered in the depths of space.
NASA has reached a new level of achievement in space exploration. NASA has confirmed the existence of more than 5,000 celestial bodies orbiting stars outside our solar system with the discovery of 65 new planets. The NASA Exoplanet Archive has discovered 65 new planets that could have water, microorganisms, gases, or even life.
There are many exoplanets that are similar to Earth.
Each planet, according to NASA, is a new world in and of itself, a new ‘planet.’ On the basis of structure and characteristics, the 5000 discovered exoplanets are divided into five categories. Small, rocky planets like Earth, gaseous planets many times the size of Jupiter, and extremely hot planets orbiting their stars very close together are among them. Planets such as ‘Super-Earths,’ which are many times larger and rockier than our Earth, and ‘Mini-Neptunes,’ which are even smaller than Neptune in our solar system, exist.
Is it possible that we are the only ones in the universe?
The question is, “Are we alone?” The answer is, “Yes,” because astronomers all over the world believe that in the not-too-distant future, we may find something resembling “life” in the depths of space, because life exists. The number of potential planets for exploration is rapidly increasing. However, these new planets have not yet been thoroughly investigated. The most important role in this discovery is being played by space telescopes like James Webb and science’s growing capacity.