A planet roughly similar to Jupiter has been spotted orbiting a...

A planet roughly similar to Jupiter has been spotted orbiting a...
A planet roughly similar to Jupiter has been spotted orbiting a...

With NASA’s Kepler telescope, K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb is similar to Jupiter in terms of its mass and distance from its star, scientists have revealed.

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, astronomers in Manchester said, “K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb is about 420 million miles from its star, while Jupiter is 462 million miles from our sun.”

Meanwhile, K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb has a mass of 1.1 times the mass of Jupiter, and the star it orbits is about 60% the mass of our sun.

The planet and its star are located in the constellation Sagittarius, which covers a region around the galactic center and is the center of rotation of our Milky Way.

An international team of astrophysicists, led by the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Center, conducted a study describing the discovery, with Dr Eamonn Kearns saying: “Seeing this would require an almost perfect alignment between the foreground planetary system and the background star.”

The researcher added, “It is basically the identical twin of Jupiter in terms of its mass and position from the sun, which represents about 60% of the mass of our sun.”

Just like Jupiter, K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb is thought to be gaseous rather than rocky, the research team doesn’t know if there are more planets in this solar system, other than K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb.

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