The cosmos is one of the most fascinating things. Although dozens of planets and stars have already been discovered, there is still much to explore and learn about the Universe.
Proof of this is the recent discovery made by an international team of astronomers, which revealed the existence of a new solar system.
This new system is located in the constellation Hydra and is made up of three planets, which orbit a red dwarf star, dimmer and weaker than our Sun. This star is 31 light-years away and receives the name GJ 357
Research indicates that the planet GJ 357d, the furthest from the star, could potentially be habitable. After an observation made by NASA’s TESS space telescope, it was discovered that this body receives the same amount of star energy from its star, just as Mars does from the Sun.
The size and composition of the planet are still unknown, but it is known to have an equilibrium temperature of -53 degrees Celsius. This means that it is much colder than Earth, which has an equilibrium temperature of -18 degrees, but thanks to the atmosphere, the average surface temperature is 14 ° C.
This means that if this planet has an atmosphere, it could mean that there is liquid water on its surface and, therefore, life.
There are still many studies to be done to prove this theory, but everything indicates that there is a high probability of life on this planet.