Scientists create new 3D maps to find habitable planets

JAKARTA – So far, NASA and other space agencies often seek Exoplanet or exoplanets with basic life elements. But now a new discovery has eased the search for planets beyond Earth.

The basic elements of life include oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and other essential materials. But still they could not find a world like this earth.

Now a new space innovation from Lund University could help locate life-supporting planets.

University space scientists have developed the new WASP-189 3D map. The scientists involved created a three-dimensional representation of the atmosphere of the extremely hot gas giant.

It should be noted that WASP-189b is a planet outside of our own solar system with a daytime temperature of 3,200 degrees Celsius. This temperature can easily melt iron.

The planet is very close to its parent star, with a year lasting 2.7 days. They started observing this planet since 2020, when the exoplanet also attracted attention Characterization of the ExOPlanets satellite (CHEOPS).

Because of this, it has become an interesting topic for astronomers and other space experts. Their new studies, which often cover exoplanet atmospheres, could provide more information about worlds outside the solar system.

How can 3D maps be useful?

Start TechTimesOn Monday, January 31, scientists from Lund University used high-resolution spectrographs that allowed them to study the exoplanet’s host star. They are able to observe light passing through the atmosphere of celestial bodies.

The technique involved scientists who found the first strong evidence of titanium oxide in the atmosphere of planet WASP-189b. In addition, they also identified iron, magnesium and chromium.

Now they believe they can use the new spectrograph technique to translate and compare the atmospheres of other exoplanets.

If this works, they can observe other worlds to see whether or not the planets found support life.

But instead of relying solely on 3D maps to find new planets, the recently launched James Webb Telescope can be fully deployed to provide unprecedented close-up views of exoplanets and catalog over 300 new worlds.

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