NASA has so far announced the total number of “confirmed” planets discovered outside our solar system.
NASA also said it had added 65 extrasolar planets to the total number of confirmed planets discovered in the universe, bringing that number to 5005 planets.
“Confirmed planets are only a small fraction of the billions of planets that may be in the Milky Way, and that number increases when we talk about other galaxies,” he explained.
The nature of these planets varies between Earth-like rocks and a gas giant many times larger than Jupiter, and planets orbiting two stars at once and orbiting the remains of dead stars.
Commenting on the scientific discovery, Jesse Christiansson, chief scientist at NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, said: “It’s not just numbers. Each of these planets represents a new world, a new planet. I’m excited about each of them because we know nothing about it.”
Alexander Valson, a professor of planetary science at the University of Pennsylvania and a participant in the NASA program, said: “We are beginning an era of discovery that goes beyond just adding new planets to the list.” TESS), launched in 2018, and continues to discover new exoplanets.
“Powerful next-generation telescopes and their highly sensitive instruments are expected to launch the recently launched James Web Space Telescope and study their gases to capture light from the atmosphere of the Exoplanets and identify signs of favorable conditions for life formation,” Welch added.
He explained: “It is possible that we may have found some kind of organism somewhere. It is probably an ancient species.
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