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Planet TOI-849b

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    7th Jul, 2020
  • The researchers spotted a Jupiter-like planet, 39 times more massive than the Earth, orbiting around a distant star with temperature lower than the Sun; the planet is located around 730 light years away from Earth.
  • This is the first ever planetary core to be found by the astronomers.
  • The study was made by the team led by Dr David Armstrong from the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics.
  • TOI-849b was found in a survey of stars by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
  • This planet will enable the researchers to get a better understanding about the gas planets like Jupiter.
  • The atmosphere around the solid cores of the planets consist of Hydrogen(H) and Helium(He).

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