I BREAKING: New potentially habitable exoplanet found around Teegarden

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Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable exoplanet around Teegarden's Star.

Teegarden is an old red dwarf star 12 light-years away in the Aries constellation.

The exoplanet found, called Teegarden b, has a minimum mass almost identical to Earth.

It orbits within the star's habitable zone.

And it has a 60% chance of having a temperate surface environment.

Surface temperature should be closer to 28°C assuming a similar terrestrial atmosphere.

Teegarden b is the exoplanet with the highest Earth Similarity Index discovered so far: 95%.

This means that it has the closest mass and insolation to terrestrial values.

Source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNGXerXGnjo
 

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