The planet, called TOI 1338 b, is around 6.9 times larger than Earth, or between the sizes of Neptune and Saturn. Every 15 days the stars whirl around each other in orbit. It lies in a system 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor. Wolf Cukier, Schüler der Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, erkannte sie während des dritten Tags seines Sommerpraktikums 2019 am Goddard Space Flight Center der NASA als Signatur eines Exoplaneten. Researchers working with data from NASAâs Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered the missionâs first circumbinary planet, a world orbiting two stars. NASA named this planet at 235th American Astronomical Society meeting. The target, a known eclipsing binary, was observed in sectors 1 through 12 at 30 minute cadence and in sectors 4 through 12 at 2 minute cadence. (NASA Image) That basically means it is orbiting around two stars, rather than the usual one. TOI 1338 b is not just any planet though, it's a circumbinary planet. The planet, called TOI 1338 b, is around 6.9 times larger than Earth, or between the sizes of Neptune and Saturn. High School NASA Intern Discovers a Planet Orbiting Two Stars That planet, since named TOI 1338b, is approximately 6.9 times the size of Earth and is the only planet in its system, located 1,300 light years away. We report the detection of the first circumbinary planet (CBP) found by Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). TOI 1338 b. TOI 1338 b lies in the system TOI 1338 1,300 light-years away from the Earth in the constellation Pictor. TOI 1338 ist ein binäres Sternsystem im Sternbild Maler, das von einem Planeten umkreist wird.Die Entdeckung erfolgte mittels Daten, die vom Weltraumteleskop TESS erfasst wurden. According to NASA, TOI 1338 b is the first planet founded by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite system. The planet, TOI 1338 B, is over 1,300 light years away, making it impossible to visit; however, scientists were still able to discern that it was almost seven times larger than Earth. TOI-1338 is a binary stellar system located 1,317 light-years away in the constellation of Pictor.. Also known as TIC 260128333, TYC 8533-950-1 and â¦ Named TOI 1338 b, it is the only planet in the TOI 1338 system, which lies 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor, and orbits its stars every 95 days. TOI 1338 b is about 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor. TOI 1338 b is 6.9 times larger than the Earthâsomewhere between the Saturn/Neptune size range. It is a circumbinary planet, which means it is a planet that orbits two stars. It lies in a system 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor.