India achieves a new height, discovers new planet

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A scientific team lead by Professor Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad has made a remarkable discovery. Both the planet and the star have been named EPIC.

The team was able to identify a super-Neptune exoplanet, that is a planet bigger than Neptune also known as a sub-Saturn exoplanet. The surface temperature of the planet was recorded around 600 degree Celsius due to its close proximity to the host star.

The exoplanet is reported to be smaller than Saturn but bigger than Neptune. The planet is situated very near to the star and takes only 19.5 days to complete a full revolution.

The host star itself is about 600 light years away from the Earth. Such a high temperature might make it uninhabitable for living creatures. The planet that revolves around the sun was discovered by measuring its mass by "PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-Sky Search" (PARAS) spectrograph integrated with 1.2m telescope at PRL's Gurushikar Observatory in Mount Abu.

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"Although the atmospheric temperature of red dwarf stars, around which these planets revolve, is 3,450 and 3,800 Kelvin respectively, nearly half the temperature of our Sun", the researchers said.

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. It was designed by the members of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Division of PRL. "Very few such spectrographs exist around the world (mostly in the U.S. and in the Europe) that can do such precise measurements", the space agency said on its website late on June 8. The PRL scientists observed the target over a time-baseline of 420 days (in about 1.5 years) using the PARAS spectrograph for probing the nature of the system. It is expected to be launched in 2020.

In the end, also in the news is the discovery of three Earth-sized planets, made by Spanish astronomers. These are also called "extrasolar planets". 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. The first exoplanet (51 Pegasi b) was discovered by Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz in 1995.

According to Phys.org, the important discovery of these new planetary systems was made possible by the K2 mission that was undertaken with the use of NASA's Kepler satellite, with work that began in earnest in November, 2013.

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