Astronomers are excited and announced that a small and insufficiently funded project made the world's first discovery. For the first time, astronomers managed to detect a body of 13 kilometers on the edge of the solar system. Large bodies per kilometer as this is predicted to exist for more than seven decades, but this is the first time to discover.
Scientists say these objects are an essential step in the formation of planets between the small initial dust and ice amalgamations and the big planets we know today. The Eivover-Kuiper Belt is a collection of small celestial bodies orbiting Neptune.
The former planet Pluto is the most famous of these objects. These distant bodies are preserved in the state of the early solar system thanks to the cold and dark place that orbit. Objects such as this are supposed to exist, but were too distant, small and dimmed for even the largest telescopes that directly see them. Astronomers at Japan's National Astronomical Observatory, led by Ko Arimatsu, used a technique called occlusion to make their discovery.
The technique involves tracking a large number of stars and viewing the shadow of the object to pass before the star. The team used small 28cm telescopes on the school roof in Japan to watch 2,000 stars for a total of 60 hours. When the data was analyzed, they found that an event in line with the star that appears appears to be blocked by a radius of 1.3 km.
The team says this discovery supports the theory where planesize grow slowly in objects measuring the size of a kilometer before it turns into planets. The group plans to examine the Eggworth-Kuiper belt in the future, and in the future wants to examine Cloud Cloud.