Washington: An international team of scientists has collected the evidence of radio signal from a planet in a different solar system. The signals came from an planet system away from 51 light-years.
The researchers used a radio telescope, Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) to find radio waves from a giant planet from the Tau Bootes star-system. The team led by researchers from the Cornell University in the US also observed other potential exoplanetary radio-emission in the constellation Cancer and Upsilon Andromedae.
The study was published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. The radio signal exhibited by Tau Bootes exoplanet system works as a unique potential window on the planet’s magnetic field. The magnetic field of Earth shield their own atmospheres from solar wind and cosmic rays and also protect the planet from atmospheric loss.