Using the radial velocity method astronomers discovered two small exoplanets orbiting nearby star Gliese 1002. The star is a small red dwarf only 16 light years away. The new discovery makes it the 22nd closest planetary system.
Astronomers found the planet in space telescope TESS data and confirmed its existence with the SPIRou infrared spectropolarimeter on the Canada France Hawaii Telescope. The exoplanet belongs to a sub-Neptune category and is about 2 times bigger than Earth.