In one of the most remarkable scientific achievements, Indian scientists discovered an exoplanet sub-Saturn. The discovery was made by a scientific team of Professor Abhijit Chakraborty of the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has a detailed report on how the scientists made the breakthrough. The discovery of the new planet was made by calculating the mbad of the planet using the spectrometer "PRL Advance Radial-velocity-velocity Abu-sky Search" (PARAS) originally designed that integrates with a 1.2 m telescope in the Gurushikhar Observatory of the PRL in Mount Abu, India. What is interesting is that this is the first spectrograph of its kind in India, since it can measure the mbad of a planet by turning around a star.
India has joined the elite club of a handful of countries with this discovery of new planets around stars. The name of the planet is EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b. The name of the host star is EPIC 211945201 or K2-236.
These are the main facts about the new discovery found by Indian scientists:
– The planet of size sub-Saturn or super-Neptune has a mbad of about 27.
– Physically, the EPIC radio 211945201b or K2-236b is six times that of Earth.
– EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b revolves around a Sun- like a star that is about 600 light-years from our planet Earth.
– The planet completes a revolution around its parent star in approximately 19.5 days.
– According to the initial recordings, the surface temperature of the planet is around 600 ° C. This is due to the great proximity of the planet to its host star. The planet is seven times closer to its star compared to the Earth-Sun distance. Naturally, proximity to its host star makes the planet habitable.
– The discovery of such a planet is important to understand the mechanism of how these super-Neptune-type planets or sub-Saturn are formed that are close to your planet. host star.
– Scientists have been able to deduce what elements can be found on the newly discovered planet. Based on mbad and radius, the heavy elements of calculations dependent on the model, such as ice, silicates and iron content, are those that make at least 60-70% of the total mbad.