This discovery is thought to provide a better understanding of the birth of the Solar System.
astronomers, SunHe detected 461 previously unknown celestial bodies in his system. astronomer from the University of Pennsylvania in the USADr. Pedro BernardinelliThe team led by ‘ made this discovery while examining the findings they obtained at the end of 6 years in the research called Dark Energy Survey.
in research solar systemThe Kuiper Belt, which is located on the edge of dwarf planets and meteorites, was examined.
In their observations of the region in question, astronomers detected 815 objects called trans-Neptune objects. Celestial objects beyond Neptune, the most distant planet in the system, are called trans-Neptune objects.
There are 817 CONFIRMED OBJECTS
According to the details included in the report of Independent Turkish, the scientists who cataloged the objects in question revealed that 461 of them had never been detected before. This discovery is thought to provide a better understanding of the birth of the Solar System.
The authors of the study, which has not yet been peer-approved and made available on the ArXiv website, stated, “There are 817 approved objects in this catalogue. 461 of them were discovered for the first time in this study.”
This is the second largest catalog of trans-Neptunian objects ever produced in a single survey. On the other hand, the main purpose of Dark Energy Research is not to find objects beyond Neptune. The scientists involved in this research, conducted between August 2013 and January 2019, make observations to calculate the expansion rate of the universe.
Dark energy is not yet directly observable and remains largely a mystery. But scientists see this energy as the main force behind the expansion of the universe.
On the other hand, the observations made during the Dark Energy Research brought a lot of valuable data to astronomy. These include celestial bodies in the far reaches of the Solar System.
For example, last year astronomers detected more than 100 new dwarf planets when examining data from the research project in question.