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The five exoplanets we could live on

The five exoplanets we could live on

Extrasolar planets similar to ours but orbiting other stars could be made up of the same types of minerals found on Earth.

Gliese 581g

Located in the constellation Libra, this exoplanet meets habitability conditions that make it the first on the list.

It has a radius of 1.4 times the Earth and is 20.2 light years from us.

Photo: The Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo (phl.upra.edu)


Gliese 667Cc

It has a surface temperature of 27 degrees, and a radius of 1.9 times that of Earth.

It is located in the constellation Scorpio.

Photo: The Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo (phl.upra.edu)


Kepler 22b

It was discovered in 2011 by an international team of scientists from the United States, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, and France.

It is 535.9 light years from Earth.

Photo: The Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo (phl.upra.edu)


HD 85512b

In the constellation Vela is this giant with an estimated mass of four times that of the Earth and a surface temperature of 78 degrees.

Photo: The Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo (phl.upra.edu)


Gliese 581 d

Cooler than its companion Gliese 581 g, the temperature of this star is estimated to be -37 degrees. Both are the first known case of two potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting the same star.

Photo: The Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo (phl.upra.edu)



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