Our Earth is a veritable "Mercury", covered with blue oceans, also known as "Blue Planet".
However, water occupies only 1% of the total mass of the Earth, so we still don't have much water.
In the universe, astronomers have discovered another super Earth, which is 30% water, more "water" than the Earth!
What's even more exciting is that this planet is only 100 light years away from us, and there is a possibility of life.
So, what planet is so amazing that it can be the goal of our future migration?
This planet, which is more "watery" than Earth, is called TOI-1452 b.
It is a new object announced in the prestigious international journal Astrophysical Journal, and it is also a super-Earth.
Super-Earth is not a planet with super Saiyans living on it, but an astronomical term for Earth-like planets that are larger than Earth, and often much larger.
This TOI-1452 b has about 4.8 times the mass of Earth, is more than 70% larger, and more importantly, it also has a huge amount of water!
Having water means that it could have life.
Using Earth as a reference, there are several conditions that are needed to give birth to life.
1. Rocky planet, liquid water, atmosphere, and habitable zone, and TOI-1452 b basically meets all of them.
2. As for whether it has oxygen in its atmosphere, this is not a key condition.
3. Together with the fact that it has such a huge amount of water, Professor Kardieu has reason to believe that life may exist on this super-Earth.r
Even if there is no life, this is still a place where life can survive, and it is not impossible to be a candidate for future human immigration.
Astronomers are following the Earth as a reference standard, which has nurtured life after about 3.8 billion years.
Most of these super-Earths orbit around red dwarfs, stars that are not as large, massive, or bright as the Sun, but they have one characteristic that makes them particularly viable.
A star of the mass of the Sun has a lifetime of only about 10 billion years, but red dwarfs can live for 20 billion years or more.
There are red dwarfs that are as old as the entire universe, which means that the super-Earths that surround them are older than Earth.