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Kepler’s First Discovered Planet Just Got Confirmed After 10 Years

Kepler-1658b is the first planet discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope that had a tough road during the hunt. The researchers had found the host stars’ estimation to fluctuate, which in turn affected the two stars and Kepler-1658b to be highly misjudged. This data was later discarded as they did not match up to the planets or effects seen on the stars in terms of the body size. The Kepler-1658b was given the tag of a false planet and later, the use of new software helped refine the data and regroup it, changing it from false anomalies to actually being a planet.

According to a team led by Ashley Chontos from the University of Hawaii, during their research project again thoroughly analyzed the Kepler data with the hope of looking for targets that can be reanalyzed in 2017. Now, the researchers have found that the stellar sound waves can be seen in the Kepler data that can help characterize stars, which has shown that the stars and planets are actually 3 times bigger in size in comparison to the previously obtained data. It also reveals that Kepler-1658b is similar to the hot Jupiter.

 The Senior Astronomer Dave Latham from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and his team have been alerted about the new spectroscopic data which proves the Kepler-1658b to be a planet. The exoplanet science and Kepler mission are believed to be reclassified and studied. It has been found by the astronomers that Kepler-1658b is the closest planet circling the assumed version of our Sun and also that there are restrictions that influence the intricate physical interactions causing the planets to spiral into the host stars. Kepler-1658 can help change the concept of the host stars of exoplanets. Kepler Space Telescope’s last image has been revealed that it took right before dying. The image has been named the last light which portrays the full view of the sky tiled into a mosaic pattern.

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