Largest planet discovered outside our Solar System that orbits Two Suns!


Largest planet discovered outside our Solar System that orbits Two Suns!

Astronomers discovered the largest planet outside our solar system which orbits two Suns. Scientist are sure that it’s distance from its suns is almost at the sweet spot which can potentially habitable for humans. This planet is dubbed as Kepler – 1647 is the size that of Jupiter but it has a wide orbit on which it revolves around its two Suns in about 1,107 days or approximately 3 years. It was discovered using the Kepler space telescope.

The planet Kepler-1647 is farthest from its two suns than any other planets that orbit two suns which “puts this planet into orbit just right within the so called habitable zone” said a statement from San Diego University (SDSU).

This planet is not gaseous at all and also it is neither too hot nor too cold for human habitation and possibilities are that water could exist in the water. The planet is 4.4 billion years old which is almost as that of our planet Earth. It’s approximately 3,700 light years away from the Earth. The planet’s transit was first spotted in the year 2011 by astronomer Laurence Doyle of SETI Institute but scientist took their time collecting data to confirm it for sure.

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