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Ever since the first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, nearly 4000 planets have been discovered outside of our solar system. The new-found ON-9b, it is unlike any other game before it, however.
It’s hot, it’s tearing itself apart.
Discovered by NASA’s Spitzer space telescope, CELT-9b has a mass three times that of Jupiter and a surface temperature of 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only is it the hottest planet discovered so far (it’s hotter than some stars, even), and the heat was so intense that the hydrogen gas molecules may be expected that the “ripped apart”, at the dayside part of the planet, but in order to reform it as soon as they move on to the night-side part, NASA has said.
Artist’s rendition of a hot Jupiter, called KELT-9b), the hottest known exoplanet – is the name of a new paper, is that even with molecules in the atmosphere will be torn to shreds. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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“This is the kind of planet is extreme in temperature, it is a bit of a disconnect from a lot of other planets,” said Megan Mansfield, and the study’s lead author, in a statement. “There are a number of other hot Jupiters and super-hot Jupiters, which are not quite as hot, but still warm enough for this effect to take place.”
ON-9b, was discovered first in 2017, when it is firmly in the habitable zone of its host star, as it takes only 1.5 days to orbit the star, NASA added. “This means that the planet is tidally locked, presenting a single face to the star, for all times of the day (such as the earth’s Moon presents just one face towards the Earth). On the other hand, the ON-9b, night time lasts forever.”
The difference in temperature between day and night on the planet, and it is unclear as to why the planet’s “hot spot” and was moved to where the scientists had thought that it was going to be.
Additional computer models, and that more research is needed to understand how the radiation, and the current balance of the exo-planet’s atmosphere and, in particular, ON-9b), the balance and the understanding of this phenomenon.
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“If you do not have to account for hydrogen dissociation, you get a very, very fast, and the wind of [37 km] to 60-mile-per-second,” Mansfield added. “It’s probably not likely.”
The study is published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
ON-9b may not be habitable, but scientists believe it is orange, the dwarves, also known as “Goldilocks stars” would be the best place in the universe to look for life, because of their abundance and stability in life.
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