25 Incredible Planets We Could Live On Someday

Have you ever wondered if humans could live on other planets besides Earth? With so many star systems and planets in the Universe, the likelihood of other habitable planets is very high. So, what do we mean by habitable? Usually, it means that a rocky planet is within the habitable zone of its star and is capable of housing water. So, it doesn’t necessarily mean humans can fly out there and make camp. While many planets might not be totally habitable for human life, being within the habitable zone and having water is a good start. With the right technology, we one day could transform it or create an artificial environment to live there. Ready to trek into space and visit a possible new planet to call home? Here are 25 Incredible Planets We Could Live On Someday.

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Kepler-438b

Kepler-438bSource: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jan/06/earth-like-planet-alien-life-kepler-438b

Discovered by scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this planet is 470 light-years away in the Lyra constellation. It has a dwarf star, is in the habitable zone, and has both a rocky surface and the potential for flowing water.

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Kepler-296e

kepler 296eSource: http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Kepler-296%20e/

This planet is an Earth-sized exo-planet also in the Kepler system, but it’s much larger than Earth, measuring 1.75 times larger. It’s also a terrestrial planet in the habitable zone.


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Kepler-62e

keplerSource: https://www.space.com/24129-kepler-62e.html

About 1,200 light-years from Earth, this planet is a potential water world with a cloudy sky and humid climate. It orbits its star every 122 days and is about 1.6 times the size of Earth. While there may be life on the planet, it might prove difficult for our own civilization to live there.

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Gliese 832 c

Gliese832cSource: http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-gliese832c-potentially-habitable-super-earth-02029.html

Located in the Grus constellation, this planet might have Earth-like temperatures with large seasonal shifts. It’s thought it could either harbor life or have an atmosphere too hot like Venus. In which case, it wouldn’t work out for us.


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K2-3d

k2-3dSource: https://astronomynow.com/2016/11/28/potentially-habitable-super-earth-k2-3d-observed-transiting-parent-star/

Orbiting its host star EPIC 201367065, this planet is 147 light-years away and 1.5 times the size of Earth. In contrast to Earth, K2-3d orbits close to its star but the temperature of the star and distance of the orbit still puts the planet in the habitable zone.



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