Home » News & Blogs » Found: Exoplanet in the “Neptunian Desert” & Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris
Bookmark and Share
Royal Astronomical Society of Canda Hamilton Center

Found: Exoplanet in the “Neptunian Desert” & Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris

29 May 2019, 19:34 UTC
Found: Exoplanet in the “Neptunian Desert” & Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

By Monica Young

Two teams of astronomers have announced the discovery of a Neptune-size planet in an unexpected orbit and three exocomets whizzing around nearby star Beta Pictoris. Planet Found Transiting the “Neptunian Desert” Astronomers examining data from the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) have discovered a planet where it shouldn’t be. At about three times the size of Earth and 20 times Earth’s mass, this sub-Neptune zips around its star every 1.33 […]
The post Found: Exoplanet in the “Neptunian Desert” & Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Source:: Sky & Telescope
The post <a href=https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/found-exoplanet-in-neptunian-desert-exocomets-around-beta-pictoris/ target=_blank >Found: Exoplanet in the “Neptunian Desert” & Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris</a> appeared first on RASC Hamilton.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod