- Astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that resembles Earth. He has provisionally received the catalog number GJ 1132b. The planet is supposedly in the next solar system and is similar in size and mass to our own, writes thus a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the British journal Nature.
Life is not possible on GJ 1132b, it's too hot. The atmosphere of the planet is stable, which is good with the telescopes on earth to observe. He can be found at 39 light years from our solar system. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, about ten trillion kilometers. Our galaxy is 100 000 light-years wide. Everything is relative in space, because the scientists found that the red-colored GJ 1132b close state.