By sheer accident, a new planet discovered
European Space Agency detects a unique exoplanet by sheer accident after it 'photobombed' star 48 light-years away from Earth
European Space Agency (ESA) discovered a unique exoplanet with a mass almost nine times that of Earth.
Scientists at ESA confirmed that the planet was discovered in the constellation of Lupus, also known as Wolf, by sheer accident while researchers were exploring two other planets in a bright nearby star system…
In a report published by the Daily Mail, scientists revealed that the discovered planet will be a golden target for future study, as it has no known equivalent...
European Space Agency detects a unique exoplanet with ‘no known equivalent’ in the constellation Lupus after the world unexpectedly photobombs its star https://t.co/cUFayQhPiQ— Granthshala News (@GranthshalaNews) June 29, 2021
The mysterious planet orbits a sun-like star called Nu2 Lupi, which is one of only three naked-eye stars known to host multiple transiting planets.
Planets 'b', 'c' and the newly-discovered 'd' have masses between those of Earth and Neptune and circle their sun with specific orbital periods, but planet 'd', according to ESA, will be a particularly attractive target for both the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope, that will be launched at the end of 2021.