Astronomers have discovered several planets outside the earth, but they appear not to have found exomoons. Although several efforts have been put in place, the little celestial bodies seem too evading to be detected by modern technology. However, scientists might have gotten to that point of success.
Promising object of evidence
In a recent research, astronauts used Kepler Space Telescope data to uncover signs of what appears to be Neptune-sized moon moving in an elliptical path of a planet in the Kepler-1625, about 4,000 light years far from the Earth.
They got to know about the alien when they observed the dip in brightness which possibly meant an object was moving in front of a star. The discovery is a great relief and step to huge success. However, it’s still pending validation.
Presently, the data from the Kepler telescope is what can be worked with. It remains one of the strongest exomoon candidates as many other candidates don’t pass through. However, it’s not so bulletproof to put your confidence in it totally.
The scientists will issue authoritative statements about the findings when they have gathered measurements from the Hubble telescope. It’s possibly an alien moon, but you cannot say exactly if it’s another object.
Anyone space enthusiast can tell you that moons can be found in other star systems. As such, it shouldn’t come as a great surprise to hear that the there’s an exomoon, rather indicate how deeply human beings study space.
Earth’s moon raised the possibility of having life on its host planet by protecting it from asteroids and stabilizing rotations. Therefore, an exomoon will most probably yield a similar effect.