GJ 1002 b and c: Two New Planets
GJ 1002 b and c: Two New Planets:
- An international group of researchers has recently discovered the presence of two planets with masses comparable to that of the Earth in orbit around the star GJ 1002.
- GJ 1002 b and c: The two new planets are named, GJ 1002 b and GJ 1002 c.
- These planets lie in so-called habitable zones, within which water could be found in liquid form, and which is located in the immediate vicinity of the star due to its low luminosity.
- Planet b has a mass slightly higher than Earth’s, is the closer of the two and its year lasts only 10 days.
- Planet c is about a third more massive than Earth and takes about 20 days to orbit the star.
- The two planets were discovered using the radial velocity (RV) method.