Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States have found a planet equal to Earth in space. They are talking about discovering this planet by combining astronomy and arithmetic.
According to a report in the Mirror, astronomers have identified the planet as K-315B. They have also dubbed it 'Pie Earth'. Because the planet is able to orbit the sun in only 3.14 days; This is why it is called the 'Pie Earth' planet.
Pi is an important mathematical constant. Its value is 3.14159. In Euclidean geometry, the ratio of the circumference and diameter of any circle is expressed by this constant. It is sometimes called the circular constant, Archimedes' constant, or Rudolf's. Number.
Although the discovery of a new planet, it is completely uninhabitable for humans. Because the average temperature of this planet is 350 degrees Celsius or 450 Kelvin. Scientists estimate that the temperature of the planet is much higher because it is so close to the sun. So far, however, astronomers have not been able to provide any information about the mass of the planet.
In 2016, scientists were able to identify the planet based on data from the K-2 mission of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. With the help of the Earth-based telescope network 'Speculos', the team of scientists confirmed the planet's orbit around the sun and there they saw that the planet was orbiting its sun at the same time as the value of pi.
Prajwal Niraula, a graduate of MIT Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science (EAPS), the head of the research team, said the planet has been orbiting the sun clockwise. However, its average temperature is very high, so the chances of life surviving there are very slim.
Astronomers discovered the 315th planet using K2 data. They calculated that the radius of the planet is 0.95 times the radius of the Earth. For this reason, it is thought to be about the size of Earth. The planet is moving at a speed of 61 kilometers per second; Which is 2 lakh 91 thousand kilometers per hour.
"We will be able to find many more such diverse planets in the future with the combination of astronomy and arithmetic," said Prajwal Niraula. At the same time, we may get more advanced telescopes in the future to know more details about these alien planets.