They detect a "very bloated" exoplanet 10,400 light-years from Earth

& nbsp; An international team of scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of La Laguna, has detected an exoplanet around a star located about 10,400 light years from Earth and that is very swollen, which challenges conventional models of planetary evolution.
As indicated by the University of La Laguna in a statement, this exoplanet that is abnormally thin, called WTS-1bm, has been detected by scientists at the Center for Astrobiology of the CSIC, the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, the National University of Distance Education, the German Hispano Astronomical Center and other European and Latin American institutions.

The exoplanet was detected with the Ukirt telescope of Hawaii and, in particular, with its infrared field camera Wide WFCAM, within the framework of a project dedicated to detect planets around stars of spectral type M in the infrared, using infrared photometry techniques for identify the transits.



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