A new supermoon discovered by astronomers could change our perception of the universe. See here

Credit: Helena Valenzuela Widerström
Credit: Helena Valenzuela Widerström

Recently, astronomers have found evidence that a supermoon may exist beyond our solar system. This is the first time astronomers have found clear evidence that there could be giant moons outside our solar system that could change our perception of the universe. There is only one previous example by which some astronomers have shown that there are huge moons outside the Solar System, but they have not been confirmed. 

The first observation that is thought to have been an exomoon was made more than 4 years ago. But now astronomers have brought clear, confirmed evidence to show that there are giant exomoons outside the Solar System. Researcher David Kipping said: "Astronomers have so far found more than 10,000 candidates for exoplanets, but exomoons are much more challenging." He also used the term terra incognita during a speech, a term used to say that the moons are unexplored territory. 

A possible exomoon could be around the planet Kepler 1708b, a planet intensively studied by astronomers. The exoplanet is quite a distance from Earth: 5,500 light-years, which means astronomers have discovered, is over 5,000 years old. However, if an exomoon is found around the planet, it could be the first confirmed ex-moon outside the Solar System. That would mean a premiere in astronomy and in the world of science. 

Michael Hippke, a German independent astronomer, said: "This is the best science." He also claimed that: "I am very pleased to see a second candidate for the exomoon, although it is unfortunate that only two transits have been observed." 

If astronomers could confirm this exodus, it could revolutionize the way we think about planetary systems now.

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 14 January 2022, at 04:30 am Los Angeles time

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