Using NASA’s Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) satellite, MIT astronomers have discovered a new planetary system in our solar system.
The planet, consisting of at least two planets, is at a distance of 33 years from Earth. It is one of the most recognizable systems in the universe than our own.
The heart of the system is a small, cool M-dwarf star called HD 260655. Planets within the system. they may not be able to live in it due to their compact mechanisms that cause high temperatures to keep the surface of the water on the surface.
Scientists are fascinated by this system because the closer they get to its starlight will help them to understand the planets and signs in any other universe.
“All the planets in this system are considered to be the best astronomers because of let your star shine. Is there too much space around the planets? And are there signs of water or carbon dioxide? The planets are an excellent testing ground for this research, “said Michelle Kunimoto of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.
The show was released in October 2021 when Kunimoto highlighted the upcoming HD 260655 star.
After being identified several times, the brands were soon selected as TESS Objects of Interest – or TOIs. Typically, process categorization is the next proof of new planets it may take several years. For HD 260655, the process is greatly shortened with the help of file data.
After discovering two Earth planets orbiting HD 260655, astronomers looked to see if other telescopes had already identified the order. The High Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) documented this trend in its astronomical research, and it was also documented by CARMENES.
To confirm that the signals received from TESS actually came from two orbiting planets, scientists analyzed the data from HIRES and CARMENES.
all removal measuring the vibration of gravity of the star, also known as the speed of its light, said Tech Explorist.
“Every planet that revolves around the stars has a tiny gravitational pull on its star. We are looking at a small movement of the star that could indicate that a global object is pulling, “Kunimoto said.
Scientists found evidence that those found with TESS were indeed two orbiting planets.
Then he looked up to find out what all the planets were like – their orbits and their size.
They found that the inner planet, called HD 260655b, orbits the stars every 2.8 days and is approximately 1.2 times more than the Earth. The second outer planet, HD 260655c, orbits every 5.7 days and is 1.5 times larger than Earth.
Scientists have also calculated the number of planets, directly related to the orbit of each planet.
They found that the inner planet is almost double the weight of the Earth, while the outer planet is about three times the weight of the Earth.
Based on its size and weight, the team calculated the size of each planet. The small inner world is small spread out over the earth, while the big outer planet is not too heavy. Depending on their size, both planets are flat or rocky.
The surface of the earth is 710 kelvins, while the outside world is about 560 kelvins, depending on their shorter routes.
“We see the area outside the human settlements being too hot for the surface water to rise,” Kunimoto said.
But there can be many planets in the system. Most planets have five or six planets, especially orbiting smaller stars like this. We hope to find out more, and one can live in it. This is a good idea. “