New Star Wars-Like Space Discovery Amazes Astronomers
There’s a distant exoplanet that seems to be even better compared to Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet from the beloved Star Wars.
Enthusiasts know that this is depicted as having two suns in the sky, as the NY Post makes sure to remind its readers.
LTT 1445 A b has been just discovered
The famous online publication mentions that scientists from the Harvard Center for Astrophysics have made use of the NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) telescope to spot planet LTT 1445 A b and its three stars.
“While the planet itself remains in what is probably a stable orbit around its star, that star also orbits, at a greater distance, two sibling stars that are locked in close orbit around each other,” NASA stated.
LTT 1445 A b is reportedly located at about 22 light-years from our home planet. Just to refresh your memory, it’s worth noting that a light-year measures distance in space and equals 6 trillion miles.
This planet was described as “overheated” by NASA.
The space agency also made sure to note that LTT 1445 A b is about 1.4 times the size of Earth. LTT 1445 A b’s parent star is LTT 1445 A.
NASA detailed some more info and said the following: “LTT 1445 A b takes only five days to go once around its star – a ‘year’ on this world.”
The space agency also explained that “Its scorchingly close orbit helps explain why its surface basks in temperatures on the order of 320 degrees Fahrenheit (160 Celsius) — comparable to a preheated oven.”
NASA reveals bold plans together with ESA
Speaking about NASA, the space agency revealed some pretty bold plans just recently.
NASA and ESA’s space experts have found a double asteroid located relatively close to Earth.
Both space agencies have put together a program which has the goal to find a way to deflect the smaller asteroid off its orbiting trajectory.
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