There will be future observation campaigns with the new James Webb space telescope that will aim to characterise the composition of the atmospheres of the newly discovered planets, the researchers said.
"Such a discovery is of importance for understanding the formation mechanism of such super-Neptune or sub-Saturn kind of planets that are too close to the host star".
Since it closely rotates around a hot star, the planet bears a temperature of around 600 degree centigrade.More news: Dhadak Trailer Out! Janhvi and Ishaan Spark a Beautiful Chemistry
Ahmedabad, have discovered an exoplanet that is larger than Neptune but smaller than Saturn. "It is closer to Neptune", he said, pointing out that the new planet had 27 times the mass of Earth and six times its radius. The planet is situated very near to the star and takes only 19.5 days to complete a full revolution. Such a high temperature might make it uninhabitable for living creatures. They measured the mass of the planet using the indigenously designed PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-sky Search or PARAS spectrograph integrated with the 1.2-metre telescope located at PRL's Gurushikhar Observatory in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Scientists have named this host star as EPIC 211945201 or K2-236 while the planet will be known as EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b.
Based on the mass and radius, model-dependent calculations suggest that the heavy elements, like ice, silicates, and iron content is 60 to 70% of the total mass.
Indian researchers at Physics Research Laboratory (PRL), for the first time, have succeeded in detecting a planet revolving around a star.More news: The Pope shared his vision to save the world’s energy
The scientists observed the target over a time 420 days or about 1.5 years.
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Oviedo presented the discovery of two new planetary systems, one of them hosting three planets with the same size of the Earth. This discovery is the first of its type that occurred on the Indian territory, placing the Asian country on the very selective list of the countries that discovered far-distant worlds. According to a report, more than 3400 exoplanets have been discovered.More news: Australia head to Russia 'buzzing' after Hungary win