Jupiter has an identical twin planet. World scientists have discovered this planet that is nearly identical to the largest planet in our solar system.
It circles a star 17,000 light-years away from our Earth. In mass, the exoplanet, dubbed K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb, is nearly the same as Jupiter.
K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb is 420 million miles away from its star; Jupiter happens to be 462 million miles away.
Did you know that Jupiter and its star are located in the constellation Sagittarius.
A team of astrophysicists discovered this Jupiter’s identical using data from NASA’s Kepler satellite telescope.
Using Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and gravitational microlensing ( a technique to discover the system), researchers discovered it.
Interestingly, at the centre of our Galaxy, there lie millions of stars. As per NASA, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a giant storm; it is even bigger than Earth and has been raging for hundreds of years.
A gas giant, Jupiter’s atmosphere is made up mostly of hydrogen and helium. It has a faint ring system as well. Some of Jupiter’s moons have oceans beneath their crusts that might support life.
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