For first time in history, scientist detect radio signal from exoplanet

An international team of scientists has received the first radio signal from a planet outside our solar system. The exoplanet is believed to be around 51 light-years away from the earth.

The researchers used the Low frequency to uncover the emission bursts from the Tau Bootes start system, which hosts so-called hot Jupiter.

Led by researchers from Cornell University in the US, the team also observed other potential explanatory radio emission candidates in the constellation Cancer and Upsilon Andromedae systems.

However, according to the study published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, only Tau Bootes exoplanet expressed a sign.

“We present one of the first hints of detecting an exoplanet in the radio realm,” said Cornell postdoctoral researcher Jake D. Turner.

“The signal is from the Tau Bootes system, which contains a binary star system and an exoplanet. We make the case for emission by the planet itself, he said.

“The magnetic field of Earth-like exoplanets may contribute to their possible habitability by shielding their own atmospheres from solar wind and cosmic rays, and protecting the planet from atmospheric loss, Turner said.