If it's not a record, hitting the job: in just three months, different servers have announced discovering more than one hundred exoplanets (called schemes that turn around stars other than # 39; r Haul) thanks to the combination of terrestrial and space telescopes. The exact figure is 104; They are very varied and are expected to play an important role in research on life in the Universe.
Many active research has to dedicate to exoplanets in recent years. One of the pillars that made it possible is the success of the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to look for them and worked in this way: if a planet crosses (transforms) in front of its star, The brightness of the star falls into a small amount Kepler found many exoplanets using this method. However, such regenerative phenomena is not only caused by exoplanets, so the confirmation that the phenomena that they really cause is very important.
During these months, astronomers from around the world compete to confirm whether they are exoplanets what the data Kepler suggests or not.
The International Astronomy Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has an international team of researchers from the University of Tokyo and the Center for Astrobology of the National Institute of Japanese Natural Sciences of Japan have investigated 227 candidates for exoplanets using other telescopes, both space and terrestrial. .
Those who confirmed that 104 were actually exoplanets, and also found that there were seven shorter orbital periods of less than 24 hours. How the forming process of this type of blanket is still unclear. The extra study of these celestial bodies will help to move forward when investigating the processes that are related to their formation, reported in a statement.
They were also able to confirm many exoplanets of low mass rock, less than twice the size of the Earth, as well as some planetary systems with multiple exoplanets.
The student at the University of Tokyo and the main author of the documents describing the findings, John Livingston, He explained that although the Kepler Gof Telescope had been officially removed by NASA, and its successor, from the name of TESS, has already started collecting data.
"TESS has only found many new exoplanets during its first month of operations and will continue to discover much more. We can expect numerous and exciting discoveries in the coming years," said Livingston.