Exoplanet Current Affairs, GK & News

WASP-107b: Giant Exoplanet has low core mass

The researchers studying about the WASP-107b have recently found that the core mass of the giant exoplanet is much lower than what was previously assumed. Recent Study on WASP-107b WASP-107b is an exoplanet and was discovered in 2017. Earlier, the scientists believed that the planet was huge in size due to its huge gas envelope ..

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First Potential Radio signal from Exo planet

An international team of scientists have collected the first possible radio signal from an exoplanet. The exoplanet is 51 light years away from the earth. What is unique about the Exoplanet? This is possibly the first radio signal received from a planet beyond solar system. The signals were received by a Low Frequency Array radio ..

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What is Planet Nine?

Planet Nine is a hypothetical planet that is said to be 10 times the size of the Earth and orbits far beyond Neptune a highly eccentric orbit around the Sun. It was first proposed in 2012 to explain perturbations in the orbits of draft planets beyond Neptune’s orbit, which are called Kuiper Belt objects. Its ..

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Arecibo Telescope: Key Facts

Built in 1963, Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Telescope was built in 1963. It is the second-largest single-dish radio telescope in the world. It was in news recently because of its collapse. It is owned by the US National Science Foundation. It is known for its finding that Mercury rotates in 59 days and not 88 days ..

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Birth of New Planets witnessed first time in human history

The SPHERE instrument of the Very Large Telescope has captured the birth of new planet in the AB Aurigae star system recently. This is the first time in human history the birth of a star is being witnessed. Highlights The birth of the new star was depicted by the European Southern Observatory. The image depicts ..

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