New Exoplanet Discovery, Only Three Days a Year

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

A group of astronomers and researchers at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in India have identified an exoplanet or planet giant exo, which only orbits a few days.

The planet outside the solar system orbits only 3.2 days on its parent star. That is, the duration of a year on the planet is only three days.

The study noted that the giant planet is 1.4 times larger than Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.

Meanwhile, the parent star of the planet is 1.5 suns in our solar system. The distance of the planet with the ‘sun’ is very close, so the planet is also called ‘Hot Jupiter’ or Hot Jupiter.

“These measurements were carried out between December 2020 and March 2021. Further follow-up measurements were also obtained from the TCES spectrograph,” PRL said in a statement. Digital Trends.

While the planet is named TOI 1789b or HD 82139b. Because it is so close to its ‘sun’, this planet has a very high temperature of up to 2000 K (3140 Fahrenheit or 1727 degrees Celsius).

This planet is said to have a low density level, but its heat is said to be able to melt iron.

Planets similar to ‘Hot Jupiter’ have also been found in other solar systems. The findings could help astronomers understand how planetary systems formed and evolved.

“Such detection enhances our understanding of the various mechanisms responsible for inflation in ‘Hot Jupiter’ and the evolutionary formation of planetary systems around evolving and aging stars,” the research team said.

Exo planets or Exoplanets are planets that orbit a different star from our Sun, in a different solar system from where we are.

Reported from BBC, although scientists have long thought that such planets must exist, it wasn’t until 1992 that the first exo planets were discovered.

Recent work to find more exo planets has yielded some interesting results as well.


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