A Team Of Brazilian Astronomers Discover 2 Planets Near Sun-like Star [PHOTO]

Proxima b is in a "temperate" zone compatible with the presence of liquid water -- a key ingredient for life. Photo: You Tube ...

Proxima b is in a "temperate" zone compatible with the presence of liquid water -- a key ingredient for life. Photo: You Tube
A team of Brazilian astronomers has discovered two new planets around a star similar to the sun known as HIP 68468, the local media reported on Saturday.

According to Brazil’s G1 news website, the two new planets, dubbed “super Neptune” and “super Earth”, are the first to be discovered by Brazilian astronomers since the discovery of a planet similar to Jupiter in 2015.
Astronomer Jorge Melendez, a professor at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Sao Paulo, said one of the objectives of the team was to compare the solar system with other planetary systems.
He said, “The planetary environment around HIP 68468 is quite different from the system that includes Earth.”
“The newly discovered planets were similar to Earth and Neptune.”
Melendez said research indicates that the star HIP 68468 has “swallowed” a planet, due to the presence of high levels of lithium, an element that is usually abundant in planets, not stars.
The discovery was made at the European Southern Observatory in Chile’s northern Atacama Desert.
Report says the planets rotate very close to their star, which suggests they may have migrated from a more exterior to a more interior region of their planetary system.
The report noted that “Super Neptune”, called HIP 68468c, has a mass that is 50 per cent greater than the planet Neptune.
It said, “But while our Neptune is far from the sun (30 times the distance between the Earth and Sun), the orbit of the new planet is only 70 per cent of the Earth-Sun distance.
“Super Earth, or HIP 68468b, has a mass that is three times larger than Earth’s, and its orbit is barely 3 per cent of the distance from Earth to the Sun.
“That means that it is “practically stuck to its star,” HIP 68468, which is 6 billion years old and some 300 light years away from Earth.”

NAN

COMMENTS

Name

2Face,1,Abia,9,ABU Zaria,3,Abubakar Tsav,2,Abuja,2,Abuja Traders,1,ACTOR,30,Actress,87,Adele,1,Adultery,2,Africa,225,Aisha Buhari,11,Akume,7,Amazing,281,ambode,18,Amnesty,5,AMVCA,1,Anambra,4,Angela Okorie,2,Anna Banner,2,APC,110,appoinment,1,AREWA,2,Aruna Quadri,1,Aso Rock,1,Atiku Abubakar,33,Audu Ogbe,2,Babangida,1,Bad Girl,15,Bad Girl RIRI,1,Bad Girls,2,Bad Guy,8,Bad Guys,7,Banks,4,Barack Obama,7,Bayelsa,5,BBA Naija,25,BBNAIJA,75,Beautiful Woman,91,Beautiful Women,28,Beauty Queen,45,Beauty Queens,5,Bella Hadid,1,Benson Abounu,5,Benue,1331,Benue Assembly,14,Benue breaking news,70,Benue gist,118,BENUE NEWS,235,Benue Pensioners,1,Benue Police,4,Benue Tax,5,Benue Wife,1,Beyonce,34,Biafra,56,Bill Gates,3,BIRS,1,Bishop Usuh,1,Bizarre,3,Blue Ivy,3,Boko Haram,83,Bola Tinubu,20,Book Lunch,1,breaki,4,breaking news,67,British prime minister,1,BSTH,1,BSU,7,bury,1,Business,439,Business man,48,Businesse,1,BusinessWoman,2,CAF,1,Cargo Airport,7,CBN,12,CBN Monetary policy,11,Celebrity,248,Celebrity News,703,Charity,7,Charity Foundation,5,Cheating Partner,2,Chibok Girls,24,Chimamanda Adichie,1,China,6,China Flood,1,Christians,1,Contract scam,6,Corpers,22,corr,1,Corrupt Nigerians,39,Corruption,180,Corruption Trial,180,Cossy Orjiafor,6,Crime,400,Crimes,265,Criminal,23,Criminals,60,Crisis,14,Cristiano Ronaldo,23,cultist,7,Culture,150,Customs,7,Cute Kids,1,Dambazau,1,Dangote,13,Dasukigate,3,David Mark,12,Desmond Elliot,1,Dino Melaye,82,Disabled,1,Disaster,5,Disaster.Accident,9,Discoveries,1,Doctors,1,Documents,2,Dogara,20,Domestic Violence,21,Donald Trump,96,Dora Akunyili,1,Drama Queen,1,Drug Abuse,11,Drunk,1,DSS,12,DSTV,2,Ebonyi,1,ECC,1,Edo,13,Edo Decide,13,Edo Polls,26,Education,285,efcc,72,Ekiti,4,Ekweremadu,8,El Rufai,3,El Rufai,48,El-Rufai,5,Elections,7,electrocuted,1,Emir Of Kano,16,Entertainment,2080,enugu,6,Etisalat,5,Event,33,Events,364,Exchange Rate,21,Facebook,5,Fake Products,1,Fani kayode,33,Fashion,303,Fashola,2,Father Mbaka,14,Fayose,34,FBI,2,FEC,1,Federal Government,30,Fela,2,Female entrepreneur,2,FIFA President,4,FIRS,1,Flood,1,For Tiv,1,Forgery Suit,1,France,6,Fraud,134,Fraud Alert,30,Fulani vs Farmers crisis,61,Fun,1,Funke Akindele,20,Gambia,1,Games,1,Gay Marriage,18,GEJ,40,Genevieve Nnaji,5,George Akume,10,Germany,1,Ghana,17,Gist,111,Glo Network,2,Godwin Emefiele,2,Goodluck Jonathan,32,Gospel,5,Gosple,4,Gossip,155,Gossips,2128,Governor Fayose,35,Governor Ikpeazu,2,Graphic Designs,6,guest house,1,Halloween,2,Health,57,Health Issues,117,Health Tips,22,Hilary Clinton,27,History,25,hiv,11,Hot Giat,1,Hot Gist,294,Hot Gossips,100,Hot Papi,2,HRM James Ayatse,9,Human Rights,2,IBB,13,Ibrahim Babangida,2,idoma,3,Idoma Day,2,IDP Camp,1,Igbana,1,Igbo,36,Igede Nation,3,Ikyebe,1,ILE IFE,3,Imo State,11,Incest,1,INEC,19,Infidelity,17,Ini Edo,1,Internet Abuse,1,Interview,1,Interviews,76,Islam,14,Ivanka Trump,5,JAMB,19,Jay Jay Okocha,3,Jay Z,7,Jega,1,Jenifer Lopez,2,Jibrin,17,Jide Kosoko,1,Jobs,36,Joe Biden,1,John Dumelo,2,Jokes,14,Jungle Justice,4,Kaduna,52,Kano State,11,Kanye West,3,Kardashian,13,Kardashians,56,Kenya,2,Kidnapper,29,Kidnappers,10,Kim Kardashian,39,Kogi,36,Kwara State,1,Lagos Monarch,8,lagos state,78,Lagos Varsity,4,Land dispute,1,Lassa Fever,2,Latest,10,Latest New,1324,Latest News,3597,Latest News National,1,Legend,28,Legendary,17,Libel Suit,1,Lifestyle,509,Linda Ikeji,11,Lindsay Lohan,2,Lord Terfa Jirgba,2,Louisiana Flood,1,Love,101,Love&Hate,6,Magic Johnson,4,Majid,1,Mariah Carey,17,Marriage,6,Maternty Photoshoot,1,Melanie Trump,3,Mercy Iyortyer,1,Merkel,1,MET Gala,2,Metro,26,Michael,1,Michael Jackson,4,Micheal Jackson,5,Michelle Obama,18,Mikel Obi,17,Militants,11,Military,3,Millitants,4,Mimiko,8,mini,1,Minister,9,MMM,11,Model,12,Models,3,Most beautiful girls in Nigeria,1,Mothers Day,1,Movies,34,Mr World,2,Mrs Aisha Buhari,45,Mrs Eunic Ortom,4,Mrs Eunice Ortom,4,Mrs Osinbajo,6,MTN,1,Murder,55,Music,138,N-power,5,NABTEB,1,Naira Exchange Rate,26,Nasarawa,3,NASS,14,Nass Scandal,33,National,2948,National Assembly,18,Natural Disasters,6,Navy,2,NBA,1,NCC,1,NFF,1,Ngozi Iweala,4,NIA,4,Nicki Minaj,1,Niger Delta,26,Nigerai,1,Nigeria,406,Nigeria News,762,Nigeria's Economy,20,Nigerian Army,35,Nigerian Banks,9,Nigerian Governors,3,Nigerian Job,7,Nigerian Jobs,115,Nigerian Judge,13,Nigerian Judges,3,Nigerian Lawmakers,17,Nigerian Lawyers,21,Nigerian News,66,Nigerian police,40,Nigerian Senate,145,Nigerian Soldiers,50,NIMC,1,NIS,1,NLC,3,NNPC,1,Nollywood,5,North,5,Notorious Armed Robber,5,Notorious Armed Robbers,2,Nuhu Ribadu,2,NYSC,20,OAU,2,Obanikoro,10,Obasanjo,39,Oge Okoye,2,Ogun,2,Olympics,1,Omotola Jalade,7,Ondo,6,Ondo Polls,40,Ooni Of Ife,6,Opinion,161,Opinions,9,Ortom,72,Osinbajo,83,Osun State,20,Overweight,1,Oyo,6,PanamaPaper,1,Pastor E.A. Adeboye,2,Pastor Tunde Bakari,2,Paul Unongo,4,Paul Unongu,2,PaulEnenche,1,PDP,117,PDP Crisis,44,Police Recruitment,5,Politician,102,Politicians,293,Politics,2615,Politics Osinbajo,5,Politics PDP,7,Politics.,376,Politics. Interviews,228,Pope,7,Power Supply,2,Pre-wedding photo,6,Predictions,1,Premier League,1,president,2,President Buhari,402,President Trump,12,Press Release,17,Princess Diana,1,Professor Stephen Onah,1,Prophesy,2,Prophet,3,prophetic,1,QueeDoosh.com,1,Queen Elizabeth II,2,R Kelly,3,Racism,3,rap,8,Rape,5,Rapper,10,Relationship,320,Relationship Tips,22,Religion,289,Rihanna,1,Rio Olympic,5,Rita Dominic,2,Rivers,69,Robert Mugabe,5,Rochas Okorocha,14,Romance,51,Royals,12,Rusia,2,Russia,1,Samsung,1,Samuel Ortom,109,sanitation,1,Saraki,77,Sasha Obama,3,Saudi Arabia,2,Scam,5,Scandal,30,Science,5,Senate,60,Sex & Relationship,292,Sex &Relationship,3,Sex Crime,26,Sex Education,2,sex offender,14,Sexy Mama,20,Sheriff,12,Sira Kante,1,Skills,1,Social Media,10,South Africa,19,Sport,545,Sports,380,SSG,1,Stephen Kershi,1,Style,28,Sucide,9,Suicide,8,Supermodel,11,Suswam,36,Tambuwal,1,Tanzania,1,Taraba State,1,Technology,13,Terkimbi Ikyange,2,Terrorism,73,Terrorist,106,Terwase Akwaza,14,The Voice UK,1,Theft,27,TIV,27,Tiv Culture,13,Tiv Tradition,34,Tiwa Savage,18,Toe Tiv,1,Toke Makinwa,14,Tompolo,2,Tone Makinwa,1,Tony Elumelu,1,Tor Tiv,33,Tor Tiv Stool,25,Tragedy,243,Tragedy Boko Haram,3,Tribunal,1,Tsunami,1,Turkey,1,UEFA,6,Ugbokolo Polytechnic,2,UK,25,UK Parliament,5,UN,1,UNILAG,3,US Election,41,USA,3,Usain Bolt,8,Violence,34,Visa,2,WAEC,3,War of Words,13,Wedding,4,Weird News,6,Wike,20,Wole Soyinka,10,World,7,World News,1174,Writer,7,Writer Opinion,16,Writers Opinion,22,WWE,1,yahoo,1,Yemisi Suswam,2,Yoruba,12,Yusuf,1,Zahra,28,Zimbabwe,1,
ltr
item
Queen Doosh : A Team Of Brazilian Astronomers Discover 2 Planets Near Sun-like Star [PHOTO]
A Team Of Brazilian Astronomers Discover 2 Planets Near Sun-like Star [PHOTO]
http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/punchng/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/24185942/earthlike-planet-696x392.jpg
Queen Doosh
http://www.queendoosh.info/2016/11/a-team-of-brazilian-astronomers.html
http://www.queendoosh.info/
http://www.queendoosh.info/
http://www.queendoosh.info/2016/11/a-team-of-brazilian-astronomers.html
true
7858411382873119497
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy