First known exomoon may have been discovered’

First known exomoon may have been discovered’

NEWS:

  1. Astronomers using Hubble and Kepler space telescopes have found compelling evidence for the existence of the first known moon outside our solar system.

Important Facts:

  1. According to the finding published in the journal Science Advances, the presence of exomoon (moons orbiting planets in other star systems) is unusual because of its large size, comparable to the diameter of Neptune.
  2. It has been orbiting a Jupiter-like planet Kepler-1625b, which lies about 8,000 light-years from Earth.

 

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