Astronomers discover seven planets 'fried' by their star in the Milky Way

Astronomers discover seven planets ‘fried’ by their star in the Milky Way

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“All the planets have been ‘roasted’ more intensely than any other planet in our solar system,” said astronomer Jack Lissauer of NASA’s Ames Research Center in California. On the arXiv research site.

Scientists have so far identified more than 5,500 exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – and observed hundreds of stars with many exoplanets. But in the collection of seven exoplanets of Kepler-385, only the eight known planets orbiting the star named Kepler-90 are at the top. Another star, TRAPPIST-1, is thought to be seven. There are eight planets in our solar system.

The Kepler space telescope, NASA’s first planet-hunting mission, was shut down in 2018. He discovered the exoplanet by observing small dips in the star’s brightness as a planet passes in front of it from our vantage point.

The new study catalogs nearly 4,400 planets observed by the telescope from its 2009 launch until its end. Scientists continue to analyze its data, as evidenced by the identification of Kepler-385’s exoplanet population.

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