NASA discovered Iceball planet through Microlensing

Posted on:27 Apr 2017 17:22:14
NASA discovered Iceball planet through Microlensing
27 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • NASA scientists have discovered a new planet OGLE - 2016 - BLG - 1195lb that has the same mass as Earth and orbits its star from the same distance as Earth orbits the sun.

  • The newly discovered planet is nearly 13,000 light years and orbits a small star .

  • Iceball planet is the lowest-mass planet ever found through microlensing.

  • Microlensing is a technique that facilitates the discovery of distant objects by using background stars as flashlights.


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