A gigantic planet residing in a four star system 136 light years away from Earth was discovered by Indian Astronomers using a telescope, fitted with an optics system designed by Indian researchers and colleagues.
This is the only 2nd time a planet has been discovered in a quadruple star system. Before, this planet was thought to have only 3 stars instead of 4.
This vital discovery assists researchers in giving a better understanding on how a multiple star systems can influence the development and fate of the planets.
Though the planets in our solar system circle have just one star “our Sun”, called exoplanets, a planet can be reared in families with 2 or more stars. Growing up as a planet with more than one parent star has its various challenges.
At the Palomar Observatory in San Diego the Robo AO, the findings were made using instruments fitted to telescopes, developed by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California and the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune Maharastraand and the PALM-3000 optics system, developed by NASA’s Jet Laboratory in California, and Caltech.
The first four star planet, KIC 4862626, was discovered in 2013 by scientists using public data from NASA’s mission.
This most recent discovery suggests that planets in fourfold star framework may be less uncommon than once suspected. This research has demonstrated that this kind of star framework, which typically comprises of two sets of twin stars gradually turning one another at extraordinary separations, is itself more normal than before.
About 4 types of solar type stars are in a quadruple systems, which is an improvement from previous estimates because observational techniques are getting more sophisticated.
Called 30 Ari, this newly found 4 star planetary system, is located 136 light years away in the constellation Aries.
This gaseous planet is massive, 10 times the mass of the planet Jupiter, it orbits its primary star every 335 days. The primary star has a relatively close star, which the planet do not orbit. This pair is locked in a long distance orbit with another pair of stars about 1,675 astronomical units away.
Astronomers think it’s highly unlikely that this planet called 30 Ari or any moons that might circle it could sustain life.
The 4 parent stars would look like one small Sun and two very bright stars that would be visible in daylight if it is possible to see this planet from this world,