The planets, which were discovered around a star called K2-239, are incredibly close to Earth in overall size, with radii measuring between 1.0 and 1.1 times that of our own planet. The newfound planet revolves around a Sun-like star which is some 600 light years away from Earth, reported The Times of India.
This is the first of its kind spectrograph in the country, which can measure the mass of a planet going around a star and with this discovery India has joined a handful of countries which have discovered planets around stars.
"Although the atmospheric temperature of red dwarf stars, around which these planets revolve, is 3,450 and 3,800 Kelvin respectively, nearly half the temperature of our Sun", the researchers said. The team found the planet to be smaller in size than Saturn and bigger than Neptune. It was also observed that K2-236b completed an orbit around the central star in 19.5 days. The mass of the planet has been estimated to be around 27 times the mass of the Earth whereas its radius is estimated to be 6 times that of the Earth. It is closer to Neptune, he added. "Very few such spectrographs exist around the world (mostly in the US and in the Europe) that can do such precise measurements", the space agency said on its website late on June 8.
Britain's richest man offers Abramovich £2bn for Chelsea The 65-year-old, who grew up in a council house in Failsworth, Lancashire, was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. It means there's been speculation that Abramovich could up sticks after buying Chelsea for £140million in 2003.
Justice Department takes aim at heart of health law The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 16 million Americans suffer from depression each year. Republican leaders have tried to overturn the ACA through legislative efforts but have come up short.
The planet is seven times nearer to the host star than the Earth-Sun distance which leads to its surface temperature to 600°C. Ice, silicates and iron content make up 60 per cent to 70 per cent of the total mass. The report said it was Nasa's K2 (Kepler2) photometry that found that the source was a planetary candidate as it was transiting, where the planet body comes between the star and the Earth. This is what they have so far discovered.
That's why the discovery of this super-Neptune planet is of great importance for the Indian astronomers as it is the first exoplanet this country's scientists have ever identified on their own. The discovery of these rocky planets in the habitable zone brings us a bit closer to finding a place like home. However, he said, radial velocity observations as made in this case "are not, in general, discovery observations but [a] look at already known planetary systems for a better understanding of their nature".
The judge did not mention the possibly of parole but did say that Williams "may not profit from her crimes while incarcerated". After stealing the newborn, Williams took her to SC , named her Alexis Manigo, and lived as her mother until 2017.
According to National Security Council spokesman Robert Palladino, President Trump intends to meet one on one with Kim. Whether such a deal can be done, Trump declared Saturday, is something he will know nearly from the moment they meet.
Microsoft kicked off its E3 2018 press conference with a small teaser for the next Halo , called Halo Infinite . Spencer said Microsoft is building a "game streaming network to unlock console-quality gaming on any device".
He earned his first Formula One points with a ninth-place finish at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve a year ago . It was the 300th F1 race for two-time champion Fernando Alonso of McLaren , good for fourth all-time.
Obviously, one reason for Kim accepting the invitation is a chance at easing the dire economic situation in North Korea. Trump is to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday while Kim has no official agenda.
The jet carrying Kim landed at the airport Sunday afternoon amid huge security precautions on this city-state island. During his preparation period, Trump continued on Monday to publicly brawl on Twitter with U.S. allies over trade.
I only met her like once maybe twice. "If she did that, then that's out of character for her", one neighbor said. The children told authorities that Cheeks claimed there wasn't enough room for them to sit safely in a seat.
Authorities have beefed up security around the hotels where Trump and Kim (Saint Regis) will be staying in central Singapore . But last month, Trump abruptly cancelled the Singapore summit, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang.
While Scaramucci didn't seem to give a nod to Huntsman's accidental shade, a whole lot of people on Twitter noticed the moment. Scaramucci didn't say anything about her word choice, instead praising Trump for being a "disruptive risk-taker".
Italy's Matteo Salvini shuts port to 629 rescued migrants
"Saving lives at sea is a duty, but transforming Italy into an enormous refugee camp is not", Salvini said on Facebook on Monday. The aid group said in a statement it had taken "good note" of Salvini's stance, as reported earlier by Italian media.
Gears of War 5 Announced With E3 Reveal Trailer
Kait will take the lead role in this one too, with JD Fenix and his grizzled old dad Marcus also returning to the fold. Gears of War 5 , and Gears Pop weren't the only Gears games announced at Microsoft's E3 2018 conference .
Trump withdrew from G7 statement to show toughness: Kudlow
French President Emmanuel Macron said "international co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". Kudlow added that Trump was "not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around" ahead of the North Korea summit.
The Elder Scrolls 6: Trailer for Skyrim Sequel Revealed
In "Abyss", you must fight your way through enemies in both "hand-crafted" and procedurally-generated maps to collect treasure. Rebuilding the town unlocks new NPCs, quests, and decorations, and you can visit friends' towns as well.
Meghan and Harry to visit Australia this year
All four countries on the tour are members of the Commonwealth, the 53-nation grouping for which Harry is a youth ambassador. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during the carriage procession along The Mall at Trooping The Colour .
New Jersey accountant wins $315 million Powerball jackpot
The married father of four chose to take the money in a lump sum, so he'll get slightly more than $183 million after taxes. He'll pay off his recently refinanced home, pay for his daughter's college tuition and pay off his own college loans.
Cyberpunk 2077's neon-soaked trailer has us totally sold
Cyberpunk 2077 received a lovely new trailer which, surprisingly, revealed more than what it seems like at first glance. CD Projekt Red , creator of The Witcher games, have shown the first trailer of new sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 .