Scientists Discovered that WASP-17b Moves Opposite to the Spin of the Star

Science & Technology Current Affairs 2011. A team of astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) discovered that a planet named WASP-17b moves in the opposite direction to the spin of the star

Created On: Jun 10, 2011 11:13 ISTModified On: Jun 13, 2011 16:09 IST

A team of astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) on 6 June 2011 discovered that a planet named WASP-17b moves in the opposite direction to the spin of the star around which it orbits. In fact, planets move around their stars in the same direction as the star spins.

This discovery questions the planetary theories which are based on assumptions that any planet orbiting a star would be moving in the same direction in which the star spins. This theory is applicable even to our own solar system.

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