An international scientific team discovers an exoplanet that is not very dense and has a higher temperature than the Sun

& nbsp; An international team of scientists, of which the Center for Astrobiology of CESIC, the University of La Laguna, the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, the National University of Distance Education, the German Hispano Astronomical Center and numerous European and Latin American, have discovered a new exoplanet thanks to the use of the UKIRT telescope, in Hawaii.

"The importance of this discovery is that the planet is very 'swollen', which challenges the conventional models of planetary evolution and supports the hypothesis that this type of planets may have been formed in a radically different way to those of the Solar System, "comments in a note Eduardo Martín, researcher at the Center for Astrobiology at CESIC (CAB).

Este This finding was recently published in the magazine 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society', under the coordination of the CAB researcher, David Barrado, for who this work is "a clear example of international coordination and the need to investigate different exoplanetary environments".



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