Researchers discover planet in the habitable zone of an ultra-cool star
Two new exoplanets, each roughly 40% larger than Earth, have been announced by an international team of scientists.
In spite of the fact that more than 5,000 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) have been discovered
The vast majority of them aren't particularly Earth-like.
Few are in the habitable zone where liquid water may exist,
and several are far larger than Earth, more like gas giants Saturn and Jupiter than small rocky ones
Scientists detected a planet in a comparable orbit to Earth and in the habitable zone of its star.
Scientists studied LP 890-9b or TOI-4306b.
the planet which is around 30% larger than Earth and orbits extremely close to its star,
LP 890-9c or SPECULOOS-2c is 40% larger than Earth and orbits the star 8.5 days later.