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Surprise! Jupiter Has New Neighbours We Didn’t Know About, And One’s The Size Of Our Earth!

Surprise! Jupiter Has New Neighbours We Didn't Know About, And One's The Size Of Our Earth! 2

In a new discovery, scientists have located two new companions of hot Jupiter – one outer planet the size of Neptune, and an other inner planet the size of our very own planet Earth. This is the first time two planetary bodies have been found so near to hot Jupiter, orbiting the same star, WASP-47.

The new discovery was made by the K2 mission that involved the Kepler Space Telescope. “This is really exciting. People have looked for these planets and have looked in data that exists for hot Jupiters for years and nothing has come up. So people took it to mean that it was not possible to have these close-in planet companions,” said Juliette Becker of the University of Michigan.

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Till now, some 300 hot Jupiters have been discovered by scientists. They are called ‘hot Jupiters’ due to their similarities with Jupiter – all have sizes and gaseous compositions shadowing that of our own giant planet. Scientists have been trying to solve the mystery surrounding these hot Jupiters orbiting so near to their host stars. This discovery therefore comes as a new breakthrough which will help scientists understand how these exoplanets evolve withing their solar system.

 

Source  www.indiatimes.com

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23 Comments on "Surprise! Jupiter Has New Neighbours We Didn’t Know About, And One’s The Size Of Our Earth!"

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Every day we learn somenthing new about our sorroundings.That’s fantastic.

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Maybe our break thru… :”)

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Horribly misleading title

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The size of earth doesn’t mean it’s like earth or has life

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Time to call two men and a truck

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The headline is misleading. It should be corrected.

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Hot Jupiter , not our Jupiter. Thats an Exoplanet and has nothing to do with our Solar System!

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loving dis

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they knew and know more there is technology thats being surppressed that is just mind blowing anybody for soME JIFFY POP.

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Parallel Universe

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Might this be planet X , or Nibiru

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Getting people used to the idea of large bodies close by, is all they are doing. Slow walking. Been doing it for about 2 weeks now, since the water on Mars business.

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I meant two of the Nibiru system planets.

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It is not in our Solar System, it orbits WASP-47 way too far from our sun.

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Or both.

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Who knew? 🌍

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Still slow walking people. Gonna be another sun and extra planets in our skies shortly. Planets 5 times the size of earth. Gotta soften the blow for the masses.

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Really

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have a party on BOARD

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Article is missleading, it is not about our solar system.

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It is not in our Solar System, it orbits WASP-47 way too far from our sun.

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Hang on, I’ll get you a refund!!

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