A group of NASA researchers announced in January the discovery of two potentially habitable planets orbiting the star TOI-700, about one hundred light-years from Earth.
Even though it is unlikely that humans will be able to make their way to this region in the next few years, the discovery is still relevant in the search for alien life forms.
As the The Conversation website and quoted by Notícias ao Minuto, the fact that these two planets are in the habitable zone of TOI-700 makes it possible to find water in liquid form - an ingredient considered essential to the existence of life.
The search for these types of planets is one of the main reasons that led to the development of the James Webb - a space telescope that specializes in locating and identifying exoplanets.
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