TOI-1452 b, an exoplanet orbiting one of two small stars in a binary system in the Draco constellation about 100 light-years from Earth
The exoplanet, which is slightly larger and heavier than Earth, is located at a distance from its star
Astronomers believe it could be a "ocean planet," a planet completely covered in water.
"We were able to detect this one-of-a-kind exoplanet thanks to the OMM, a special instrument designed in our labs called SPIRou,
The discovery of this exoplanet was made possible by NASA's TESS space telescope,
Scientists predicted a planet 70% larger than Earth based on the TESS signal, which showed a slight decrease in brightness every 11 days.
"The OMM was critical in confirming the nature of this signal and estimating the planet's radius," Cadieux explained.