100 light-years away from Earth, Scientists find a "ocean planet"
Researchers have found a "ocean planet" that resembles Kevin Costner's post-apocalyptic action movie Waterworld from 1995.
They claimed that, like some of Jupiter's and Saturn's moons, the world, which is 100 light-years from Earth, is entirely covered in a thick coating of water.
It is slightly bigger and heavier than Earth, and it is located far enough from its star for life to conceivably exist there.
An multinational team of astronomers has discovered TOI-1452 b, an exoplanet orbiting one of two tiny stars in a binary system in the Draco constellation.
Charles Cadieux, a PhD candidate at the University of Montréal and a member of the Institute for Research on Exoplanets, served as its leader (iREx).
They found the new world by using surveys from NASA's TESS space telescope.
NASA's 'planet hunter,' spacecraft, is equipped with four cameras that will allow it to view 85 per cent of the entire sky.
Its four wide-field cameras will view the sky in 26 segments, each of which it will observe one by one.