Once in a New Moon
|Exoplanet & Exomoon Artist Rendering|
Out of this World
There is evidence of the first known moon outside of the solar system. The Kepler space telescope has observed a dip in starlight which suggested the existence of a Neptune sized moon orbiting around a Jupiter sized, gas exoplanet about 8000 light years away.
Hubble & Kepler
The Hubble Space Telescope recently spotted the same dip and saw the planet passing in front of its star earlier than expected, suggesting gravitational pull from a new moon. The evidence of a new moon is not yet conclusive but it is building. For more new blogs and news stories on important innovations, go to amazon.com/author/ekane