New York: A team of International scientists have discovered a new exoplanet twuce the size of earth about 145 light years away. The discovery was made using the information from NASA’s Kepler Space telescope.
The exoplanet, named Wolf503b, is in the Virgo constellation and orbits its stars every 6 days. It has been confirmed that the star is an old orange dwarf slightly less luminous than the sun but twice as old. It is relatively closer to earth and hence very bright.
Scientists are trying to investigate the nature of the exoplanet to learn more about the structure of planets near radius gap and about the diversity of the exoplanets present in the solar system in general.