Astronomers are excited and declared that small and inadequate funding has made the world's first breakthrough. For the first time, astronomers have been able to discover a 13km radius body on the edge of the solar system. It was predicted that sizes such as size would be over seven decades, but this is the first time it was discovered.
Scientists say that these objects are an essential step in the planetary creation between the small initial combinations of dust and ice and the large planets we know today. The Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt is a small collection of celestial bodies located in orbit outside of Neptune.
The former Pluto planet is the most famous of these. These further bodies have remained in the early solar system, thanks to the cold and dark places they are orbiting. It is anticipated that such objects exist, but have been too far, small and close to even the largest telescopes to be observed. Astronomers at the Japanese National Astronomical Observatory, led by Ko Arimatsu, used a method called occult to discover.
This method involves monitoring many stars and watching the shadow of the object over the star. The team used small 28 cm telescopes on the Japanese school roof to monitor 2000 stars for 60 hours. When the data was analyzed, they found that the event was a star that seemed dull as if it was blocked by a 1.3km radius object.
The team says that this discovery supports the theory of planetary growth in slow kilometers of objects before they become planets. In the future, the group plans to explore the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt in more detail, and in the future it wants to check out Oort Cloud.