NASA Is On A Star War Planet-Finding Mission

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1it enterpriseOver 3,400 exoplanets have already been discovered since the discovery of the first planet outside our solar system about 20 years ago. There is an ever so subtle possibility that one or other of these planets resemble Tatooine, Scarif or Hoth from ‘Star Wars’ closely. Is it possible for such planets existence is been analyzed by the NASA scientists. In the year 2011, they have found an exoplanet Kepler-16b, 200 light-years away that have two suns and hence was nicknamed after the fictional planet Tatoonie. The objects on the planet have two shadows. The Kepler-16b is also known as a circumbinary planet as it is orbiting two stars. As of now the 4th planet of our solar system Mars is an example of the desert planet like Jedha and Jakku from Star Wars movie and is inhabitable. However, our scientists believe there can be such desert planets that an actually be inhabitable.

Using the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment, astrophysicistsdiscovered OGLE 2005-BLG-390L, which has been nicknamed Hoth after the icy planet in the movies. Scientists have discovered this Super-Earth in the year 1006 and declared it too cold for life to sustain. In addition, NASA scientists are planning a mission to explore Europa, Jupiter’s moon as they believe there can be some form of life under its crust.