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Sun Nov 24, 2019, 08:15 PM

New warm Jupiter alien world discovered

The newfound exoplanet, designated TOI-677 b, is about 20 percent bigger and more massive than Jupiter.

NOVEMBER 22, 2019

An international team of astronomers recently discovered a new “warm Jupiter” alien world transiting the main sequence late F-type star on an eccentric orbit.

Astronomers named this exoplanet as TOI-677 b, which is 20 percent bigger and more massive than Jupiter.

Warm Jupiters are a class of gas giant exoplanets that are inferred to be physically similar to Jupiter but that have short orbital periods. TOI-677 b is the newest addition to the list of known warm Jupiters.

It was first spotted by NASA’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and then confirmed after additional investigation. It’s big, even larger than Jupiter, but unlike our gas giant, it orbits its host star a much shorter distance.


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