NASA, the American Aeronautics and Space Administration, has found a new planet with ‘three Suns’ and a very rare spiral orbit.
American Aeronautics and Space Administration NASAfound a new planet with ‘three Suns’ and a very rare spiral orbit.
The gas giant planet newly discovered by NASA has a strange orbit around three Suns that defies established astronomical theories about how star systems evolved.
NASA’s orbital TESS satellite, which searches for distant planets by detecting incredibly small changes occurring while passing in front of the main stars, detected a planet with a strange spiral orbit around three Suns.
The planet called KOI-5Ab is most likely a gas giant planet with no solid surface.
The star system orbits a star every five days in KOA-5A.
By the way, this star and its companion orbit each other every 30 years, and the third star in the KOI-5C grouping orbits the entire system every 400 years.
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David Ciardi, chief scientist at NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute, said the newly discovered planet is a very rare discovery: “We don’t know too many planets that exist in three star systems, and it’s also very special because its orbit is distorted.”
“We still have many questions about how and when planets can form in multi-star systems and how their properties compare to planets in one-star systems. By examining this system in more detail, we can perhaps get an idea of how the universe formed planets.”
The strange star system is currently being studied by other astronomers using several ground-based telescopes, including those in Hawaii.
The eccentric orbit is still being analyzed, but astronomers believe that “during the development of the second star, it kicks the planet by gravity, twisting its orbit and causing it to migrate inward,” said NASA.
Although two and three star systems are common in the galaxy, relatively few planets have been identified in them so far.
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According to NASA, about 10 percent of all star systems contain three stars, but taken together, multiple star groups look like 85% of all star systems described so far.
The complex planetary orbits in such systems can make complex life very difficult to evolve in them, and remove a large number of stars from seeking intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy.
A report based on data from the Kepler space telescope in November 2013 estimated there could be 40 billion potentially habitable Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way.
So far, astronomers have identified about 4,000 of them positively, 24 of them have been classified as super habitable and may even be said to be more harmonious and hospitable for life than our own planet.
Source: Space Mage Turkey