Jun 16, 2017 01:27 PM EDT
A recent study revealed that two massive planets have been discovered around the constellation star HD 27894 b. The study was published just recently and gave key information about the said planets which appears to be accompanying the star for quite some time now.
For the past decades, astronomers and researchers have made some amazing discovery in the outer space and up until now didn't stop of looking for another entity. From planets in the Solar System up to stars and galaxies in the universe, all of these have been part of studies from space experts. As the new technology is progressing, the search still continues for another terrestrial body.
Now, a recent report reveals another discovery on space that happens to be found on a distant star from Earth. According to Phys.Org, two massive planets was recently detected around the star HD 27894 based on a study published last June 1. The study disclosed that one of the planets appears to be a Saturn-like planet while the other one is much bigger than Jupiter.
The location of the said exoplanets is about 138 light-years away from the Earth and have been accompanying the HD 27894 b star. HD 27894 b was discovered in 2005 using ESO 's (European Southern Observatory) High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) the same they've discovered the two new planets. The two planets were named HD 27894 c and HD 27894 d.
Financial Express further added that HD 27894 c has a mass of about 0.16 Jupiter masses with an orbital period of 36 days while HD 27894 d has a mass of about 5.4 Jupiter masses that takes 14 years to make one full orbit. HD 27894 c is circling around its host at a distance of 0.2 AU (Astronomical Unit) while HD 27894 d is positioned at 5.5 AU from its host.
The discovery of two massive planets has been beneficial for astronomers and researchers as it will prove the existence of planetary formation and evolution scenarios. The latest findings also show the distinctive configuration of the planetary system in that region.
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