Rare warm mini-neptune discovered 123 light years away

2. 10. 2021

Around one of the stars in a binary system TOI-1201 was discovered new exoplanet. It orbits its star ten times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun. It's about 2.5 times bigger than Earth and more than 6 times heavier. From its calculated density scientists expect it to be a member of sub-neptune class of exoplanets.

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missions icon TESS 18. 4. 2018 Ongoing

Exoplanet close to a star



Summary

  • New exoplanet discovered with TESS space telescope
  • It's smaller than Neptune and much warmer
  • Only a handful of similar exoplanet has been discovered so far

Related stars

Star Star type Distance
(light years)
Exoplanets
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TOI-1201 A Red Dwarf 123.7 1
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TOI-1201 B Red Dwarf 123.7 0
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