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The TESS NASA satellite has found its third exoplanet 53 light years from Earth


the satellite TESS, In April of last year satisfying mission & # 39; exploration & # 39; two, found outside the solar system planet (exoplanet) located 53 light years from Earth, Researchers revealed on Monday.

The TESS, developed by the Agency of the United States of Aeronautics and Space (NASA) F & # 39; & # 39 collaboration with, the Technology Institute & # 39; Massachusetts (MIT), Found planet – one third of its mission – the researcher, Diana Dragomir, Described as ball & # 39; Rock "strange" and some gas whose size is three times that of Earth.

The finding was disclosed in & # 39; Seattle during the Astronomical Society meeting & # 39; the United States.

The MIT researcher ensured that the planet, baptized HD 21749b, It revolves around a star inch constellation retikola, B & # 39; & # orbit of 39, 36 days.

Dragomir explained that, according to calculations, the temperature on the surface of the Earth is roughly 300 degree & # 39; fahrenheit.

"It's colder planet we know about stars such powerful", Dragomir said, quoted by CNN, Who thought they were lucky to be able to connect and to study.

The team of researchers also found pointers x & # 39; possible second planet in that system with out much smaller orbit, 7.8 days only, and you & # 39; is the first of the World as discovered by TESS.

The TESS, to look for exoplanets that revolve around stars that are less than 300 light years from Earth, is based on data already collected by Kepler space telescope, Which has been in orbit for nine & # 39; years and confirmed – there & # 39; more than 2,600 exoplanets.

the project leader, George R. Ricker, revealed, quoted by the newspaper New York Times, Such TESS already discovered 203 possible planet, Of which three have been confirmed as real by telescopes on the ground.

"S & # 39; now three planets kkonfermajna"Dragomir said.

The two other planets are discovered Pi Mensae c and LHS 3844b, according to journalistic versions.

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