(The Gist of Science Reporter) “Forbidden Planet” — Neptune Size Exoplanet  [JANUARY-2020]

(The Gist of Science Reporter) “Forbidden Planet” — Neptune Size Exoplanet


“Forbidden Planet” — Neptune Size Exoplanet

  • Using the state-of-the-art Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) observing facility, an international collaboration of astronomers led by the University of Warwick, UK, discovered a rare sub Neptune-sized transiting exoplanet.
  • The newly discovered planet formally named as NGTS-4b is 20% smaller than Neptune and about three times the size of the earth orbiting its host star in the harsh conditions of the Neptunian Desert.
  • Due to its rare existence astronomers have nicknamed it the “Forbidden Planet”.
  • NGTS-4b is 920 light-years away from the earth revolving around the host star in only 1.3 days equivalent to the earth’s orbit around the sun in one year.
  • The planet is 1000 degrees Celsius and hotter than Mercury.

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