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NASA discovers new planet with rare orbit

10:33, 16 January 2021
NASA discovers new planet with rare orbit Photo: ESA/Global Look Press

The TESS orbiting telescope, tuned to search for distant exoplanets, has discovered a small celestial body with a unique orbit in the form of a corkscrew. Another feature of the planet is that it has three suns.


According to Science Alert, astronomers are currently using several ground-based telescopes to study a strange star system in the star system KOI-5A, located in the constellation Cygnus at a distance of 1800 light-years from Earth.

Scientists speculate that a nearby star hit the planet gravitationally during its evolution and distorted its orbit.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that the United States accused Russia of testing anti-satellite missile in space.