Star system located where planets ‘spin backwards’

Unique star system where exoplanets orbit their star backwards located by researchers.
Our Earth with Earthlings
Astrophysicists discovered a very rare planetary system 897 light years away which features two exoplanets orbiting their star backwards. This unexpected arrangement is due to the tilting of the protoplanetary disk in which the planets were formed.The researchers found that the two planets in the K2-290 system orbit around the star in almost the opposite direction as the star’s rotation around its own axis. In our Solar System, by comparison, all the planets revolve in the same direction as the rotation of the Sun. K2-290 A’s rotational axis is tilted by approximately 124 degrees in contrast to the orbits of the planets.

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Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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