NASA has discovered a new planet named TOI 700 e.
This planet is 95% the size of Earth and is 100 light years away from us.
Washington. NASA has discovered a planet similar to Earth (NASA New Planet), which revolves around a small star about 100 light years away. The name of this new planet is YOU 700 e. It is a rocky planet, the size of which accounts for 95% of the Earth. It is only 5% smaller than Earth, which was discovered orbiting a dwarf star M TOI 700.
Let us tell you that at the beginning of the year 2020, NASA had discovered a planet, which was named TOI 700 d. It is also the size of the earth. This planet is so far from the star that it is possible that there is water on it. If there is water on these planets, then one of them could be perfect for life. The announcement of the discovery of the fourth planet was made Tuesday at the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, United States.
Astronomers had previously discovered three planets in this system, called TOI 700 b, c and d. A study on the discovery of this planet has been accepted for publication by The Astrophysic Journal Letters. “This is one of many small habitable planetary systems we know of,” Emily Gilbert, lead author of the study at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadona, California, said in a statement. After this discovery, the TOI 700 system will now have additional tracking. Planet E is about 10% smaller than planet D.
Small cool M dwarf stars like TOI 700 are common in the universe. Many stars of this type have been discovered in recent years. The closest planet to TOI 700 is TOI 700 B, which is 90% the size of Earth. It completes one revolution of its star in 10 Earth days. After that TOI 700 C is two and a half times larger than our planet. It completes the star’s orbit in 16 days.
FIRST POST: January 11, 2023, 8:54 PM IST