Scientists have discovered a solar system that has never been observed before, although it is thought to theoretically exist 100 light years away from our planet. All 6 planets in this system move in perfect harmony, unchanged for billions of years.
over in space capable of sustaining life The journey to search for planets continues. Astronomers from the University of Chicago, NASA TESS And Cheops He studied the star HD110067 and the planets around it using satellites.
There was no possibility of life on the planets in question, but a theoretical system was actually observed for the first time. Scientists declared that this system is a “perfect solar system”.
What is the perfect solar system?
Solar systems form in two different ways. First, we are also in solar system like “savagely” systems formed. In the process of formation of these systems, planets crashing into each other, some merge, some disappear. As a result, in systems similar to ours, planets are of different sizes.
In the case of perfect solar systems, this is not the case. The planets are arranged at a certain interval and all about the same size is happening. These planets undergo little change, move in harmony and follow more circular orbits. HD110067‘s system is such a system. These systems also enable us to obtain more information about the formation processes of planets.
“We are seeing something no one has seen before”
From the University of Warwick, who made a statement about the research Dr. Marina Lafarga-Magro, “This is really exciting, we’re seeing something no one has ever seen before.” he said.
The system is so balanced that the planets are also a relationship between movements Yes, they do not act independently like in our system. In comparison to the 3 orbits of the nearest planet around its star, the 2nd ranked planet completes 2 rotations, and the 3rd ranked planet completes 1 rotation around its star. After the 4th planet, there is a 4:3 ratio between the years of the planets. Scientists even transformed these movements into music by defining a note for the planets.
The structures of the planets, each of which is two or three times the size of the Earth, are to Neptune It looks like. Although this planet type is the most common planet type in the Milky Way, their structure is still not fully known. It is not even known exactly whether the planets are rocky, composed of gases or liquids. The fact that the star at the center of the new system is also bright is an important factor in this regard. new research can be done It paves the way.
Research Nature It was published in the magazine.