Astronomers have discovered 4 new exoplanets about 130 light-years away from Earth, which means a new vision and a unique development that may contribute to the development of astronomy, space science and the study of planets in general.
With a preliminary look at the discovery, it turned out that these planets are at the beginning of their formation, or what scientists know as the “adolescence stage of planets”, which can tell scientists a lot about the early years of the planet, according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”.
According to the newspaper, “the outer planets, known as TOI 2076 b, TOI 2076 c, TOI 2076 d and TOI 1807 B, orbit the stars TOI 2076 and TOI 1807, respectively.”
“The newly discovered planets are larger than Earth, two to four times the size of our planet, and are still in their orbit,” said Christina Hedges, principal investigator and astronomer at the Bay Institute for Environmental Research and NASA’s Ames Research Center. transitional life cycles.
In a statement issued by her, Hedges stressed that learning more about the planets in their transition cycle will eventually help us understand ancient planets in other systems.
The planets were discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey on the northern planets of Boötes and Canes Venatici, respectively, about 30 light-years away from each other.
TOI 2076 b is roughly three times the size of Earth and orbits the star TOI 2076 every 10 days.
Conversely, the planets TOI 2076 c and TOI 2076 d have orbits longer than 17 days, and both planets are four times the size of Earth. In contrast, TOI 1807 b is twice the size of Earth
For his part, Alex Hughes, another co-author of the study, said, “The discovery of these planetary systems will help us better understand the processes of early formation and evolution, so that we can understand how our solar system appeared, and once the James Webb Telescope is turned on, scientists will also be able to determine the masses of Planets and their atmosphere.