Earth Twins and Super Earths

There are more habitable planets in space than was thought for a long time. Such an earth twin even orbits our nearest neighboring star Proxima Centauri. And 40 light-years away there are seven of them in one fell swoop.

Thanks to increasingly sensitive instruments and telescopes, astronomers can now detect planets the size of Earth in space. It is becoming increasingly clear that such earth twins and super-earths do not only occur around sun-like stars, but also around red dwarfs and other dwarf stars. And with every find of such a distant world, the probability of extraterrestrial life increases…


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