Astronomers from the Technical University of Denmark discovered about 100 new aliens outside our solar system using the NASA Kepler probe.
With this new discovery, the number of exoplanets found by the K2 mission has risen to almost 300. An exoplanet refers to a planet orbiting a star outside the solar system. ( Read This: A Rare Video Of Real Alien Duration: 16 Minutes – Watch Now )
“We started with 275 candidates analyzed 149 were validated as real exoplanets, planets and 95 of them were found to be new discoveries,” said graduate student Andrew Mayo at the National Institute of Space (DTU Space) at the Technical University of Denmark, in one Statement.
“This research has been ongoing since the first release of K2 data in 2014,” said Mayo.
Hundreds of potential exoplanet signals were analyzed by Mayo and his colleagues to find out which signals emitted exoplanets and which signals came from other sources.
“We found that some of the signals were caused by multiple star systems or space probes, but even planets ranging in size from Earth to the size of Jupiter and beyond can be detected,” Mayo said.
One of the astronomers discovered planets was found in orbit around a very bright star named HD212657.
“We confirm a planet in an orbit of 10 days around a star named HD 212657, which is now the brightest star found by Kepler Mission or K2 validated to host a planet. The surrounding planets are important bright stars because astronomers of Earth observation objects can learn a lot about them, “said Mayo.
The Kepler launched in 2009 to detect exoplanets in a piece of the sky, but a technical problem stopped the telescope in 2013. Astronomers and engineers recalculated a method to recalculate and space telescope to save their vision on a regular basis
The solution, prepared by astronomers and engineers, paved the way for the K2 tracking mission, which continues when the spacecraft discovers “exoplanet transits”.
Transits involves at least one celestial body becoming a phenomenon that seems to move across the surface of the other, hiding a small part of it, as an observer sees in a particular point of view.
The transit can be identified by recording the light incidents caused by the shadow of an exoplanet when it passes in front of its main star. These declines indicate exoplanets and should be scrutinized to confirm their nature, the statement says.
“Exoplanets are a very exciting area of space exploration, as more and more planets are discovered, astronomers are developing a much better picture of the nature of the exoplanets, which in turn enables us to set our own solar system in the galactic environment,” Mayo said.
In 1995, astronomers discovered the first exoplanet circling its star like our Sun. Approximately 3,600 exoplanets, from Earth-sized rocky planets to giant gas giants such as Jupiter, have been found through multiple missions.
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