A team of researchers reported that there are two new exoplanets orbiting an evolved sun-like star known as HD 137496. The new exoplanets were discovered by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. Kepler has discovered more than 2,600 exoplanets since it was built. The Kepler spacecraft found hundreds of new extrasolar worlds till now.
The new exoplanets are 30 percent larger than our Earth. The planets are mainly maid of Iron. One star named HD 137496 b, orbits its host star every 1.62 days. The orbiting star is at a distance of 0.027 AU from its host star.
Another newly discovered exoplanet is known as HD 137496 c. Astronomers has classified it as cold as Jupiter. This star orbits its host star in every 480 days and this star is at a distance of 1.21 AU from its host star.
The host star of these two exoplanets named HD 137496 is a slightly evolved sun-like star. The temperature of this star is 5,799 K and it is 8.3 billion years old.
The astronomers remarked that HD 137496 b one of the few well-characterized dense planets and researchers can use this planet to study planet formation theories.
HD 137496 c is also a high-eccentricity planet which can be useful to study about planetary evolution studies.