The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered a total of 65 new planets outside the Earth. This new discovery takes the whole number of exoplanets that are discovered to over 5,000. A number of these discovered planets are Earth-like. This discovery has marked a milestone in space exploration.
These 65 newly discovered planets are now being studied to see for the presence of microbes, water, gases on their surface, or perhaps life.
According to astronomers, the Milky Way Galaxy is home to many billions of such planets and there are such a large amount of galaxies present in space.
The James Webb Space Telescope clicked a picture that showed thousands of galaxies and there are chances that every one of them has unexplored Earth-like worlds.
The discovered exoplanets have varied ranges of characteristics and compositions like gas giants which are again and again larger than Jupiter, small, rocky worlds just like Earth, etc. Many “super-Earths,” have also been discovered which are mostly rocky worlds but persistently bigger than the world. Some of the already-discovered planets represent a miniature version of Neptune.
Some planets are found to be orbiting two stars directly while some are orbiting dead stars remnants. Planets are discovered in an exceedingly long laborious manner that needs observations in serious trouble a few years together with looking into data from space-based yet as ground-based telescopes.