Ukrainian Scientist Discovered The Youngest Known Exoplanet

Ukrainian scientist Olga Zakhozhay with the team of astronomers from the MPIA discovered a giant exoplanet around the Sun-like star HD 114082. With an age of only 15 million years, this super-Jupiter is the youngest exoplanet of its kind for which astronomers managed to determine its radius and mass!

  • HD 114082 b is currently the youngest known gas giant planet with an established mass and radius, – Olga Zakhozhay, the principal author of the study.
  • As a result, it promises to teach astronomers something about the formation of gas giants in general.
  • Now a group of astronomers led by Olga Zakhozhay (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany and Main Astronomical Observatory, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine) discovered an exoplanet named HD 114082 b with a peculiar set of properties that lets scientists scratch their heads.

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