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New Saturn-mass exoplanet detected by astronomers


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New Saturn-mass exoplanet detected by astronomers


Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has discovered a new Saturn-mass planet orbiting a solar-type star known as TOI-2447. The finding was reported in a research paper published May 12 on the pre-print server arXiv.

To date, TESS has identified more than 7,100 candidate exoplanets (TESS Objects of Interest, or TOI), of which 445 have been confirmed. Since its launch in April 2018, the satellite has been conducting a survey of about 200,000 of the brightest stars near the sun with the aim of searching for transiting extrasolar planets—ranging from small, rocky worlds to gaseous giants.

Read More: ➡️ phys.org


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