Exoplanets – UPSC Prelims

Exoplanets:
  • Exoplanets are┬áplanets that orbit a star other than the Sun.┬áThe first confirmation of detection of exoplanets occurred in 1992.
  • Astronomers study the physical properties of exoplanets with extreme accuracy as it can help them to explore the ones that could be similar to planet Earth and hence might be habitable.
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