Discovery of Exoplanets by Researchers from Ankara University Astronomy and Space Sciences Department


The researchers from Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences of Ankara University discovered two planets around Kepler-451, a binary star system with a distance of 1336 light years from Earth. The research carried out by Res. Asst. Ekrem Murat ESMER, Assoc. Prof. Özgür BAŞTÜRK, Prof. Selim Osman SELAM from Ankara University, and Asst. Prof. Sinan ALİŞ from Istanbul University, and is the second discovery of exoplanets from Turkish scientists. The team used Ankara University Kreiken Observatory’s “Prof. Dr. Berahitdin Albayrak” telescope, TÜBİTAK National Observatory’s T100 telescope and Istanbul University Observatory’s IST60 telescope for photometrical observations, along with the observations from Kepler [...]