"This would be the first case of detecting a moon outside our solar system," said David Kipping, an assistant professor of astronomy at Columbia University.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) sent the images that were captured from its initial science orbit. It will spend 2 years monitoring 26 such sectors for 27 days each.
The exoplanet 'Wolf 503b' is in the Virgo constellation and it orbits its star every six days and is thus very close to it, about 10 times closer than Mercury is to the Sun.
Data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission indicates that many of the known planets may contain as much as 50 per cent water.
Scientists have developed a new low-cost technology that allows telescopes on Earth to observe exoplanets with greater precision.
New Delhi: An exoplanet is a planet outside the Solar System. For centuries philosophers and scientists supposed that extrasolar planets existed, but there was no way of detecting them. The first confirmed detection of exoplanet