The discovering of something that could help us understand more about the planetary history, took place
Once again NASA prove their effectiveness and devotion. They proudly announced that their satellite TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) identify what appears to be an exoplanet. What’s an exoplanet you may ask? Well, let’s get some facts straight.
By referring to an exoplanet we understand the totality planets outside our own solar system. Practically, worlds that happen to exist out of our homeplace. They are pretty huge and they’re known to have different dimensions, as well. Some of them will still hang with their parent stars, others prefer to remain distant and cold.
It’s good to know that NASA keep the record for the most exoplanet discoveries, many of them identified with their famous telescope, the Kepler Space Telescope. These missions started somewhere in 2008 and they are believed to continue their work until the end of 2019. A total number of 2,343 confirmed exoplanets has Kepler discovered.
The newest discover though, it ceased its growing, but because it’s a new and young exoplanet still lets changes to itself to happen. Changes that affect its atmospheric gas. Planets are proved to be bigger when first created and are believed to become little over time as they get themselves cooler and eliminate the atmosphere.
In other words, the possibility for planets to develop at their fullest in millions or billions of years, it’s true. Unfortunately, this thing can’t be seen in real time. That’s why astronomers are looking for planets around teen-like stars to find out how planets develop.
This exoplanet, however, is almost 150 light years away from Earth, it appears to have two incredible suns and creates a full orbit circling its main star in only eight days. Its size hits the impressive number of six times bigger than Earth, somewhat like a Neptune or Saturn version.
Using these things, scientists could learn more about it and get enough support to tell what could happen in the future, with the exoplanets and our planet, as well.