Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable super-earths

© Fotolia / sdecoretВосход of the sun above the group of planetsScientists have discovered a potentially habitable super-earths© Fotolia / sdecoret

A team of astrophysicists from Switzerland, Spain and Italy have discovered a potentially habitable super-earths in the constellation of the Dragon. A study published in the archives of scientific articles arXiv.org.

The planet was able to find using the spectrograph HARPS-N, installed at the Observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos on the Spanish Canary Islands.

It is reported that super-earths located in the habitable zone of the red dwarf Gliese 625. The mass of a celestial body 2.8 times the mass of Earth, and the orbital period around the star is 14.6 days. The surface temperature is favorable for the carbon life forms and does not exceed 350 Kelvin (76,85 degrees Celsius).

In the future, scientists intend to obtain information on the atmospheric composition of the exoplanet was found and find out if it has liquid water.

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