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The teenager found a new exoplanet


Celestial body called TOI 1338 b.

The Intern NASA TESS space telescope discovered a new exoplanet, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

It is noted that 17-year-old wolf Cookie interned at NASA in the summer of 2019. He had to study the changes in brightness of stars with a telescope TESS.

On the third day of practice, the teen drew attention to an unusual signal and suggested that seeing the star dimming. Later, the experts came to the conclusion that the guy discovered a new planet located outside the Solar system. The object, called TOI 1338 b, 6.9 times larger than the Earth and is at a distance of 1300 light years in the constellation pictor.

It is emphasized that this is the first planet with multiple orbit open telescope TESS. Scientists refer to them exoplanets, which revolve not around a single star (like the earth around the Sun), but around double. In turn a double star is a system of two gravitationally bound stars orbiting a common center of mass in closed orbits.

Earlier this week it became known that the TESS telescope discovered a new planet the size of Earth, which is in the habitable zone. Planet was named TOI700 d. According to NAS–ź, it could potentially be a life.

The TESS telescope was launched in April 2018 and is intended for the search and study of exoplanets. It is equipped with four cameras, each of which makes the area on the sky every half hour.



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