Found the first moon outside our Solar system

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Found the first moon outside our Solar system

Scientists are convinced that have received the exact proof of the existence of the moon orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b.

A team of astronomers announced that it has received evidence of the existence of moons outside our Solar system. It supposedly revolves around exoplanet Kepler-1625b, 8 thousand light-years from us. This writes the Washington post.

According to experts, stress in the workplace greatly exceeds the size of Jupiter. The moon that revolves around it, comparable in size to Neptune.

If assumptions of scientists confirmed the moon will be the first one discovered outside the Solar system.

“This is a delightful reminder of how little we know about distant planetary systems and how great the spirit of discovery, which embodies exoplanetary science,” said one of the study’s authors Alex Tichy.

Astronomers call the moon Kepler-1625b-i. To discover its managed by the space telescope Hubble. The telescope was used for fiksirovanniy flickering light from the star Kepler-1625b. Initially, researchers focused on a large celestial body, but after a while I noticed the faint shimmer of another object. However, to confirm the presence of the moon, still have to do a lot of work.

Earlier it was reported that scientists were able to capture the birth of a new planet. The picture was taken with the Very Large Telescope.

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