First known tilted planetary system discovered by NASA

The US space agency NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered the first known tilted planetary system in the Space which is angled 45 degrees to the line of sight from Earth. The planetary system features two inner planets and one outer planet orbiting at a sharp tilt to their red giant host star called Kepler-56. 

The host star is more than four times the radius of our Sun. Its mass is also 30% more than our Sun. It is located at about 3000 light years from Earth.

These discoveries would allow scientists to get a detailed view of a distant system that provides a new and critical test of our understanding of the structure of these solar systems.


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