They detect a "very bloated" exoplanet 10,400 light-years from Earth

An international team of scientists, in which
collaborate researchers from the University of La Laguna, has detected a
exoplanet around a star located about 10,400 light-years away from the
Earth and that is very bloated, which challenges the models
conventional planetary evolution.



As indicated by the University of La Laguna in a statement, this
exoplanet that is abnormally thin, called WTS-1bm, has been
detected by scientists of the Center of Astrobiology of the CSIC,
Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, the National University of
Distance Education, the German Hispanic Astronomical Center and other
European and Latin American institutions.



The exoplanet was detected with the Ukirt telescope in Hawaii and in particular,
with its WFCAM wide field infrared camera, in the frame of a
project dedicated to detect planets around stars of type
spectrum in the infrared, using photometry techniques
infrared to identify transits.

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Fuente: RTVC

 

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