This was announced at the "Royal Readings" by the scientific director of the Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lev Zeleny.

“Russian scientists on a special robotic telescope ... discovered the first “Russian” exoplanets,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

The Agency recalls that since 2020, the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences has been conducting observations on a 50-cm robotic telescope in order to detect exoplanets using the transit photometry method.

The method itself consists in obtaining the dependence of the star's brightness on time.

Exoplanets are planets that do not belong to the solar planetary system.