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NASA Kepler satellite uncovers solar system with three Earth-sized planets

NASA Kepler satellite uncovers solar system with three Earth-sized planets

A team from PRL (Physical Research Laboratory) has discovered this planet.

The scientists used a tool they called the PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-sky Search or PARAS spectrograph to achieve exact measurements of the EPIC planet.

According to a report by ISRO, the new planet is a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune sized planet around a Sun-like star, as reported by India Today. The detection also adds to a sparse catalogue of 22 other confirmed exoplanet systems that have a mass and radius in this range, ISRO said.

The host star itself is about 600 light years away from the Earth. The gravitational pull by any planet caused its sun-like stars to wobble around their common center of mass. This might make it uninhabitable, but such a discovery is of importance for understanding the formation mechanism of such super-Neptune or sub-Saturn kind of planets that are too close to the host star. With this, India joins the elite club of countries that have discovered planets. The name of the planet is EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b, while that of the host star is EPIC 211945201 or K2-236.

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A team of scientists has discovered a new planet that revolves around a host star estimated to be about 600 light-years away from Earth.

The atmospheric temperatures around red stars are 3,450 and 3,800 K respectively. This discovery is the first of its type that occurred on the Indian territory, placing the Asian country on the very selective list of the countries that discovered far-distant worlds. The total mass of these elements was calculated at about 60 to 70 percent of planet EPIC's total mass. Isro said very few such spectrographs exist around the world (mostly in the USA and Europe) that can do such precise measurements.

The Kepler satellite, while suffering technical problems in 2013, has nevertheless enabled scientists to estimate that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-size exoplanets orbiting the habitable zones of stars like the Solar System's Sun, as well as red dwarfs, within the Milky Way. They will also determine masses, densities and other physical properties of the planets that have found by using the ESPRESSO instrument (which is installed in the Very Large Telescope) at the European Southern Observatory (ESO).


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