Astronomers for the first time measured transit of an Exoplanet 55 Cancri e using ground-base

December 3, 2014 12:55 PM

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A team of astronomers for first time measured the transit of an exoplanet named 55 Cancri e (super-Earth) in front of a Sun-like star using a ground-based telescope. The exoplanet 55 Cancri e was measured by 2.5 meter Nordic Optical Telescope located on La Palma Island in Spain.

The study related to this was published in the December 2014 issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Lead author of the study is Enst de Mooij of Queen’s University Belfast, in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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