Guwahati/ 21st December’2017 (Prag News Desk): According to a new study, the closest star system to our planet, Alpha Centauri is apparently assumed that it can be a home to small, rocky Earth-like worlds. Yale University’s astronomers in the US have taken a fresh look at Alpha Centauri star system and found new ways to limit the search for habitable planets there.
The study, published in the Astronomical Journal, ruled out the existence of a number of larger planets in the system that had popped up in previous models.
The report says that the universe has the most common types of planets which are small planets, and the study shows these are exactly the ones that are most likely to be orbiting Alpha Centauri A and B.
The Alpha Centauri system is located 24.9 trillion miles from Earth and the discovery of an Earth-like planet last year set off a new wave of scientific and public interest in the system
There is a probability of having certain small, rocky planets around Alpha Centauri A and B.
The findings are based on data coming in from a new wave of more advanced spectrographic instruments at observatories located in Chile. With the help of the data in a different way, the researchers are able to rule out large planets that could endanger small, habitable worlds and narrow down the search area for future investigations.
This new information will be of great help for the astronomers to work on their efforts to detect additional planets in the system, the researchers said.