artist's concepcy of exoplanet NGTS-1b
|Discovered by||Next-Generation Transit Survey|
|NGTS telescopes together with EulerCam photometric and HARPS spectroscopy followups.|
|0.0326 AU (4,880,000 km)|
|2.6473 JD d|
NGTS-1b is a confirmed hot Jupiter-sized extrasolar planet orbiting NGTS-1, a red dwarf star about half the mass and radius of the Sun, every 2.65 days. The NGTS-1 system is about 600 light-years from Earth in the Columba constellation.
The exoplanet, NGTS-1b, was discovered by the Next-Generation Transit Survey. Daniel Bayliss, of the University of Warwick, and lead author of the study describing the discovery of NGTS-1b, stated, "The discovery of NGTS-1b was a complete surprise to us—such massive planets were not thought to exist around such small stars – importantly, our challenge now is to find out how common these types of planets are in the Galaxy, and with the new Next-Generation Transit Survey facility we are well-placed to do just that."
Mass, radius and temperature
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