Astronomers may have discovered first ‘ocean planet’

An artist's impression of TOI-1452 b, a small planet that may be entirely covered in a deep oceanBenoit Gougeon, Université de Montréal.

Artistic rendition of the exoplanet TOI-1452 b, a small planet that may be entirely covered in a deep ocean

Astronomers believe they have found an ‘ocean planet’, with what they think could be a surface entirely covered by water.

A team of researchers from the University of Montréal (Université de Montréal) in Canada announced the discovery of TOI-1452 b, an exoplanet orbiting two stars in a constellation about 100 light years from Earth.

The Sun is the star closest to the earth, whereas exoplanets are planets in a different solar system and that orbit a different star.

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