Scientists have found a new exoplanet based on data from the Kepler mission (K2). The world of EPIC 228735255b is a hot Jupiter, seen near its star EPIC 228735255 on July 10, 2016. In size, the star resembles ours. To confirm the finding, astronomers from the Geneva Observatory used the CORALIE spectrograph on the 1.2-mm Euler telescope and HARPS on the 3.6-meter telescope on the La Silla Observatory (Chile).
The star and the planet were observed from February to April 2017. New data confirmed that we have hot Jupiter with a non-circular orbit and eccentricity 0.12. The orbital path is 6.57 days, and the temperature is 1114 K.
Hot Jupiters resemble the planet of our system, but the orbital path is less than 10 days. Endowed with high temperature performance due to proximity to the host star. This is the 9th hot Jupiter in the list of exoplanets K2 found.