The recently discovered exoplanets Kepler-107b and Kepler-107c could offer a unique insight into how the world is formed since they have identical radii as the radius of the Earth but vary in density.
A new study by scientists from the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics and Scientists at the University of Bristol examines how planets in the same system, of a similar size, can have a wide range of density. The research is carried out with the help of a telescope in Spain.
According to the study, the reason why the two exoplanets are so diverse in a very compact planet system is that they are created under conditions that are very different. Or something dramatic happened, after which the formation drastically changed their density.
Scientists believe that a catastrophic collision has occurred responsible for the various densities.
The origin of the Kepler-107c can help scientists understand the mystery of our Solar System.