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Scientists inferred the distribution of cold planets in the Milky Way

04/09/2021 03:13 PM | Click to read full article

Our Galaxy, Milky Way is almost 100,000 light-years across. It is quite difficult for scientists to determine the Galactic distribution of planets.

Scientists at Osaka University and NASA have overcome this hurdle. They combined observations and modeling to infer the distribution of cold planets in the Milky Way. They identified how the planet-hosting probability varies with the distance from the Galactic center.