January 22, 2012 9:59
If scientists confirm the authenticity of this discovery, the planet would be called "Triplton Holmes B".
British amateur astronomers have discovered an unknown planet in the study of images from the telescope "Kepler". Chris Holmes and Lee Triplton participated in the program at Oxford University, which encourages everyone to search for new planets by studying the pictures NASA. They discovered the planet, by the researchers, is at a distance of 600 to 3 thousand light-years from Earth. If scientists confirm the authenticity of this discovery, the planet would be called "Triplton Holmes B" — in honor of the pioneers. "I have never had a telescope. Some time ago I was interested in the location of celestial bodies in space, but my knowledge is limited, and this "- said Holmes. According to him, to be a pioneer — a very exciting event.