This is the first time that astronomers have received information about the presence of helium gas around an exoplanet.
The universe boasts infinite secrets in itself. Astronomers constantly try to curtail their secrets. This time he has got an important information about this link. Actually, helium gas is detected in the atmosphere of a planet located in a star orbit very far away from our solar system. This is the first time that astronomers have received information about the presence of helium gas around an exoplanet.
An international team led by Jessica Speck of UK based Exeter University has discovered this. This group has found evidence of this passive gas at Super Neptune Exoplanet WASP-107B present in Kanya Nakshatra, 200 light years away from Earth.
According to a study published in the journal Nature, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, the amount of helium gas found on this exosphere was detected in 2017. After the investigation, it has now been confirmed. According to Tom Evans of Exeter University, we found that helium extends far and wide around the planet just like light changes.
Why is the search
According to researchers, helium is another common element in the universe. It has always been speculated that this gas will be present around the huge exoplanets. Although this is the first time that the scientists have been able to detect it in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. Now this method will be able to detect an exoplanet through this gas. Not only this, the information of their upper atmosphere can also happen.
Evans says that if similar helium clouds exist on small and earth-shaped planets, then through this new technique, we will be able to help them to know the upper atmosphere of those planets. Scientists say Helium’s signals are very strong With the help of these, the upper atmosphere of a planet can be traced from thousands of kilometers in space.
By:- Abhishek Bajpai