NASA, Meteroites

In a discovery by NASA, it was said that the NASA’s Kepler satellite has discovered three Earth-like planets has been found. This information was collected from the K2 mission of Kepler satellite, and it was started in November 2013. This discovery was published in the Monthly Notices of the Magazine Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS).

This new study has revealed that there are two new planetary systems which can be detected from eclipses so that they produce the stellar light of the respective stars. The researchers who have carried this study was led by Javier de Cos at University of Oviedo and Rafael Rebolo at the IAC along with researchers from the University of Geneva and the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC).

The first exoplanet system was located in the star K2-239, and it was named as red dwarf type M3V. It was found after the observation made in the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) at the Roque de LosMuchachos Observatory (Garafia, La Palma). It was observed that it has a compact system which includes three rocky planets whose size is same as that of Earth and they orbit near the star every 5.2, 10.1 and 7.8 respectively.

The next red dwarf is known as K2-240 and has two Super-Earth like planets, and they are twice the size of our plane. The atmospheric temperature of the red dwarf stars is said to be around the planets which may revolve and is about 3,450 and 3,800 K respectively.

The future observations which are scheduled to be done with the help of James Webb Space Telescope. The observations which will be done with VLT, future spectrographs in the GTC or with European Southern Observatory(ESO) is said to crucial as they determine the masses, physical properties, and densities of these planets.

Ashwin Singh
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