A group of NASA researchers announced in January the discovery of two potentially habitable planets orbiting the star TOI-700, about one hundred light-years from Earth.

Although it is unlikely that humans will be able to make their way to this region in the coming years, the discovery remains relevant in the search for alien life forms.

According to the Conversation website tells, the fact that these two planets are in the habitable zone of TOI-700 makes it possible to find liquid water - an ingredient considered essential for the existence of life.

The search for these types of planets is one of the main reasons that led to the development of James Webb - a space telescope specialised in locating and identifying exoplanets.