Scientists have managed to find and characterize the planet in the zone of the red dwarf habitat using the transit method. This is a super-earth that revolves around an M0-type star, called K2-286. The search used data from the 15th campaign of the Kepler space telescope during the extended mission (K2).
The Kepler satellite was created to detect exoplanets by the transit method, where the light from the star is measured. Scientists are trying to find periodic failures that hint at the passage in front of the star of the planet. The study also used OSIRIS and HARPS-N.
The star K2-286 lives in the constellation Libra at a distance of 244 light years. The radius reaches 0.62 solar, and the effective temperature is 3650 ° C. The radius of the planet is 2.1 times greater than the Earth, the orbital period is 27.36 days, and the equilibrium temperature is 60 ° C. The planet is located on the inner boundary of the habitat zone, which allows you to keep water in a liquid state. This world seems interesting because it is located within the habitat zone and is the ideal candidate for measuring the parameters of the atmosphere with the help of the future Web Telescope, James Webb. You can also conduct observations from the Earth and determine the exact mass. It is also important that we are faced with moderate stellar activity, providing chances for the existence of conditions for life on the planet.