Search of 139 new small planets along the edge of our solar system, will help in space research
At the far corner of our solar system, astronomers have discovered 139 new Trans Neptune objects (TNOs). This discovery is given in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. Along with this, a new discovery system has also been introduced, which will benefit from the discovery of new planets and especially in the research on the predicted ninth planet.
TNOs are small planets that orbit the Sun, covering an average distance over the planet Varuna (Neptune). At the same time, the ninth planet is estimated to be present in the outer part of our solar system. On this, Professor Gary Bernstein of the University of Pennsylvania said that the discovery of new TNOs depends on the amount of sky you can see and the amount of blurry you can catch.
Listed 400 out of 700 crores
Researcher Pedro Bernardinelli used four years of data from the international project 'Dark Energy Survey' which has a record of 700 million points in space. The researchers separated stars, galaxies, and supernovae from these points. Still 2.2 crore objects were present. 400 of these marked possible bodies that had been visible for six or more nights. After analyzing the photos for several months, 316 TNOs were listed. Of these, 139 were seen for the first time.