TOI-1231 b: New Exoplanet Detected


A moderate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet has been discovered by a group of international research collaborators that include researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of New Mexico, USA. The group used photometric data from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to detect the exoplanet, which is now named TOI-1231 b. This exoplanet has an orbital period of 24 days. The scientists believe that the planet has a large and gaseous atmosphere, like Neptune, since its size and density is close to that of Neptune.

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