RIAU24.COM – The investigation for exoplanets continues.
With the help of the latest technology, we have built a powerful telescope that can not only scan the sky for what is visible, but also can show the development of light that is invisible to the human eye. To date, 5084 exoplanets have been confirmed. 3,811 planetary systems have been found out outside our Solar System. Besides, there are 8912 more candidates still awaiting confirmation.
But for the preceding scientists have created a 3D structure of a binary system with a planet.
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A binary system involves two stars that orbit each other. Binary systems may also have planets orbiting one or both stars.
In the recently concluded study, an international team of astronomers used the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) network to detect a Jupiter-like planet in a binary system (GJ 896AB). The binary system is only 20 light years from Earth.
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The team used a technique called astrometry to detect the planets. The method even allows scientists to create a 3-dimensional architecture of the system.
The research team was led by Salvador Curiel Ramirez.
Ramirez is a researcher at the Astronomy Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His colleagues at UNAM were also part of the team. In addition, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIFR) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
The research paper was published in The Astronomical Journal. ***