Another Earth in the universe

The international team of astronomers from England have recently discovered a group of newly born stars that resembles most to our very own galaxy.

Another Earth in the universe
Another Earth in the universe

The team of astronomers led by Dr Carlos Contreras and Dr Philip Lucas at the University of Hertfordshire have made this discovery of 816 highly variable stars. Almost half of these stars are newly born stars says the research team. Further, the experts state that this group of stars are formed in a manner that closely resembles our Milky Way galaxy. And due to this similarity, it is suspected that the stars might contain an environment that supports life just like our earth.

The referred group of stars have been hidden from visible light for nearly 5 million years. The team of astronomers has used the British-built VISTA telescope based in Chile which functions on the infrared capability to identify this star formation.

The primary focus of their research is to investigate how new stars are born in the universe. And the team firmly believes that this breakthrough along with other findings of their research, they will be able to accomplish their mission in the near future. It has taken nearly five years for the team to precisely identify all of these 816 newly born stars.

With the VISTA playing a vital role in this research, astronomers strongly believe that there could be a star or planet among these hundreds that will have a perfect environment for sustaining of life.