(ORDO NEWS) — An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of two new exoplanets. The discovery was made as part of the Distant Giants Survey, which aims to search for gas giants around sun-like stars.
Astronomers used a sample of 47 stars in which the TESS telescope detected transiting exoplanets in close orbits and observed the systems using the HIRES spectrograph.
As a result, the researchers were able to confirm the existence of two gas giants in the TOI-1694 and TOI-1699 systems.
TOI-1694 is a yellow dwarf located 406 light years from the Sun. The gas giant orbiting it has a mass that is 1.05 times that of Jupiter, and its orbital period is 389 days.
TOI-1669 is also an orange dwarf, located 362 light years from the Sun. Discovered in the star system TOI-1669, the gas giant has a mass of 0.57 Jovian and an orbital period of 502 days.
These observations will help researchers understand how common systems are in which sun-like stars have exoplanets in close orbits with a star.
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