Researchers have discovered a new five-billion-year-old planet 60 times larger than Earth using data from NASA's Exoplanet Hunt Space Telescope, TESS.
The huge planet named TOI-197.0 and named "hot Saturn" because of its size and heat "19459004" is "one of the best-described exoplanets of its type to date" ] said researchers from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, who led the international study.
The natural gas planet revolves much closer to its star than Saturn and our Sun, which explains the hot climate, and has a "year" of only 14 years days. Research also shows that the planet only has a density of 1/13 of the earth and about 60 times the mass of our planet.
Asteroseismologists – stellar astronomers investigating seismic waves – said that it is rare to have such accurate information about a far However, the clear seismic waves around the star allowed astronomers to determine factors such as size, age and mass
As scientists begin to sift through the data collected by TESS, researchers throw valuable insights into other solar systems. "This is the first bucket of water from the fire hose with data we received from TESS," said Steve Kawaler, a professor at Iowa State University who co-authored the study.
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