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Scientists first discovered the moon outside the Solar system

Ученые впервые открыли луну за пределами Солнечной системыScientists are convinced that have received the exact proof of the existence of the moon orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b.

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.

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