17-year-old NASA intern discovered a new planet

NASA's TESS, a telescope that explores planets in distant areas, was able to detect a planet 1,300 light-years away. More interesting is the discovery of the new planet by a 17-year-old intern.

NASA's telescope investigating planets outside the solar system TESSdiscovered a new planet revolving around two stars instead of one. More surprising is the two sunsets of Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker. Tatooine The new planet, compared to that found by a high school intern.

world 6.9 times It is said that the probability of life on the new planet, which is approximately Saturn in size, is quite low. 'TOI 1338 b' The new celestial body, also known as the Pictor TOI 1338 It is also known as the only planet of the system. TOI 1338 brotation of two stars around 95 It takes days. The rotation of two stars around each other 15 day Completed. One star is 10% larger than the Sun, while the other is one third the size of the Sun. It's also colder and shines less.

TOI 1338 was discovered by NASA trainee:

TOI 1338

TOI 1338, internship at NASA last summer high school students Discovered by Wolf Cukier. Examining the data of eclipses in which two stars pass in front of each other, Cukier thought that the signal he received from TOI 1338 was the eclipse of the two stars before, but realized that the timing was wrong, the two stars also needed to have a planet.

Two stars of planets spinning around (circumbinaryA lot of power to discover. First 1993 in the year only two dozen of these planets have ever been verified.

A planet that could possibly live was discovered:

TOI 700 d

NASA, on the other hand, TESS Telescope has discovered a new planet that is Earth-sized and livable from its star. Last feature on the planet liquid That available. The distance of the new planet called 'TOI 700 d' to Earth is only one hundred light year specified. The closest star to Earth is the distance of Proxima Centauri to 4 light years.

In the first place, TESS misclassified the planet. TESS's mistake of detecting the TOI 700d as hotter and larger was corrected by amateur astronomers, including high school student Alton Spencer. Similar planets were previously discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope, but the last celestial body is the first such discovery of TESS, which began working in 2018.

TOI 700 star, the Sun 40%and its almost half as hot. TESS discovered 4 planets around this star, but only TOI 700d is neither too close nor too far from the star, and "Goldilocks region"It is thought that the temperature in this region could allow liquid water.



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The name Goldilock, "Goldilock and Three BearsA girl in the fairy tale found by examining which of the three oatmeal porridge was doğru neither too hot nor too cold. TO TOI 700 d, From Earth 20% bigger and around the star 37 days Turns. In this way, it can obtain 86% of the Earth's energy from the Sun.

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