Indian scientists discover new planet 600 light years away

Scientists Discover New Planet'EPIC 211945201 600 Light Years Away at Mount Abu Observatory

Christened the EPIC 211945201b, the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad not only found a new planet in the deep recesses of space but was also able to measure its mass. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced this discovery on Friday and has also given insight into this important discovery.

The Indian team from the PRL employed their "PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-sky Search" (PARAS) spectrograph with which they measured the mass of the new exoplanet.

Being that close, you might think that the planets would be unbearably hot but the scientists say that might not be the case.

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The planet is seven times nearer to the host star than the Earth-Sun distance which leads to its surface temperature to 600°C. Such a high temperature might make it uninhabitable for living creatures.

With this discovery, India has joined the list of a few countries that have discovered their own planets.

The next red dwarf is known as K2-240 and has two Super-Earth like planets, and they are twice the size of our plane. It has the name EPIC 211945201 (K2-236) and thus, the planet has been given the name EPIC 211945201B (K2-236B).

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According to SciTech Daily, John Grunsfeld, from NASA's Science Mission Directorate, explained that the Kepler spacecraft has yielded many surprises, and with the discovery of three new rocky planet, s we may be closer now to learning whether these other planetary systems may harbor life of some kind.

Specifically, the PARAS made it possible for the scientists to measure how planet EPIC correlates to the amplitude produced when its host star responds to its orbit. A PARAS is a special kind of spectrograph that has a 1.2m telescope to locate such space objects.

Researchers have determined that the atmospheric temperature of these two red dwarf stars approaches between 3,450 and 3,800 K which is much less than our own sun, with only half of its intensity. This is what they have so far discovered. The mass and the radius of the planet help to suggest that 60%-70% of the total mass consists of ice, silicates, and iron contents.

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The Kepler satellite, while suffering technical problems in 2013, has nevertheless enabled scientists to estimate that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-size exoplanets orbiting the habitable zones of stars like the Solar System's Sun, as well as red dwarfs, within the Milky Way.

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