Orbited by two super-earths that are larger than the size of our planet two times, and mass - five.
The researchers discovered that one system was 160 light years away from the sun; it presumably comprises at least three rocky planets, with their radii approximating that of Earth, and their mass equaling 1.4, 0.9, and 1.3 of Earth's mass, respectively.
This is the first of its kind spectrograph in the country, which can measure the mass of a planet going around a star and with this discovery India has joined a handful of countries which have discovered planets around stars.
Otherwise, the planets are probably inhospitable: they are very close to their star and therefore very warm. The planet that revolves around the sun was discovered by measuring its mass by "PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-Sky Search" (PARAS) spectrograph integrated with 1.2m telescope at PRL's Gurushikar Observatory in Mount Abu. The name of the planet is EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b. These type of spectrographs exist mostly in the US and in the Europe that can do such precise measurements.
Being that close, you might think that the planets would be unbearably hot but the scientists say that might not be the case. "It is closer to Neptune", he said, pointing out that the new planet had 27 times the mass of Earth and six times its radius. In comparison with the Earth's distance to the sun, the planet is seven times nearer to its star - such conditions might render the star inhabitable. The PRL scientists observed the target for around 420 days for probing the nature of the system using the PARAS spectrograph. The scientists estimate that over 60% of its mass could be made up of heavy elements like ice, silicates and iron. The report said it was Nasa's K2 (Kepler2) photometry that found that the source was a planetary candidate as it was transiting, where the planet body comes between the star and the Earth. The planet is most likely uninhabitable. "Over the next few years, I expect that they will be able to make further contributions to this exciting field of astronomy".