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Astronomers have discovered that a giant planet exists beyond theory

  • Author:chinatopwin
  • Source:chinatopwin
  • Release on:2017-11-04
In November 2, according to British media reported on October 31st, astronomers discovered a 
giant planet NGTS-1b orbiting a distant and faint dwarf in orbit, let them surprise. Because in 
theory, this planet should not exist.

Astronomers have surprised them by finding a giant planet, NGTS-1b, orbiting a distant, faint 
dwarf star.
It is reported that the discovery of the planet challenges a long-standing theory that the planet, 
which is about Jupiter sized, cannot be formed near such a small star

It is reported that the planet NGTS-1b radius is about the orbital motion of the stars in 1/4. In 
contrast, Jupiter's radius of only 1/10 of the sun. According to reports, about 600 light-years from 
earth and planet NGTS-1b stars, located in Columba.
The Royal Astronomical Society said in a statement that, according to the theory, small planets 
can form rocky planets nearby, but they can't gather enough material to form Jupiter sized planets
Normally, planets are thought to be formed by gas and dust left behind by huge cosmic 
explosions, which spiral around the planets around the newborn planet and eventually form a 
The planet NGTS-1b was discovered by the next generation of star Survey (NGTS) at Atacama 
Desert in northern Chile, followed by the observatory at the southern European Observatory, 
West Asia Observatory
According to reports, planet NGTS-1b is located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile "next 
generation Star Sky Survey (NGTS), followed by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla 
Observatory also observed the planet. It is reported that the name of the observation project is 
NGTS-1, this planet has therefore been named NGTS-1b." B "means it is the first planet found 
around the star.
This study used a telescope array composed of 12, to observe the sky and the stars to detect 
whether the light dimmed, if observed from the earth star light is weak, that a planet is moving to 
the stars and the earth.
The study's lead author, Bayless of the University of Warwick said that the discovery of NGTS-1b 
for us as a complete surprise, previously in our culture, the giant planets in orbit around this 
small star, does not exist.
Bayless's colleague, Wheatley, said, "although NGTS-1b is a giant planet, it's hard to find, 
because the stars around it are very small, and the light is weak"
According to the research team said that the planet around the orbital motion of the stars is 
called "M dwarf", is the most common type of star in the universe, which means that there may 
be more of a giant planet was found in the future. It is reported that this study was published in 
the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society Science magazine < >.