A number of astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire, led by Mikko Tuomy managed to find a planet that may have Earth-like conditions, which also means there may be life on the planet (exoplanet).
The findings were obtained after Mikko and the members of the research team conducted more than 6,000 times the observations towards the star Tau Ceti. By using the analysis method called the Bayesian Analysis Methods, they came to the conclusion that the star Tau Ceti has 5 planets orbiting around the star at a distance closer than the distance of the Sun to the orbit of Mars.
Selection of Tau Ceti star as the team’s observations focus of the project Ozma started in 1960 that aims to seek the possibility of life beyond Earth. Tau Ceti star when it was chosen because it has the power beam that is similar to the power of the sun rays.
Star Tau Ceti is the nearest star to the Sun diurutan twentieth, a distance of approximately 11.9 light years from the Sun. Tau Ceti star belonging to the class of G, with a mass of 0.78 solar masses, and approximately half the luminosity of the Sun. The estimated age of a billion years older than the Sun. And the condition is very stable, more stable than the Sun.