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Historic discovery: The discovery of light on an Earth-like planet

Historic discovery: The discovery of light on an Earth-like planet

Discovery paves the way for another colonization planet With the James Webb Telescope

Another groundbreaking discovery about the universe has been made thanks to NASA's James Webb Telescope.

Now, in one of his latest discoveries, Webb continues the work of NASA's Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope.

About eight years ago, Spitzer discovered seven planets orbiting the same star, which later became known to the scientific community as TRAPPIST-1.

The star, which is about 40.7 light-years away from Earth, was discovered about 24 years ago.

With how amazing the advanced telescope is, researchers were able to explore one of the planets that were found.

TRAPPIST-1 b is similar to Earth in composition, and is also thought to be similar in size to our planet.

The latest results are truly groundbreaking, as it is the first time that light has been detected emanating from another planet outside our solar system.

“The result represents an important step in determining whether planets orbiting small, active stars like TRAPPIST-1 can maintain the atmospheres needed to support life,” NASA said in a press release.

Unfortunately, the planet has no atmosphere, as scientists have discovered that one side is in permanent darkness and the other faces its star.

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