Tuesday , August 16 2022

A planet of heavy metals in the form of a soccer ball has been discovered


The Hubble Showcase discovered another planet in the shape of a soccer ball made of heavy metal.

According to ScienceDaily, Hubble discovers heavy metals emitted from the planet, a huge gas mass on the WASP-121 system 900 light-years from Earth, with a very close return to its star.

The planet, called WASP-121b, orbits a larger and brighter star than the Sun, and because it is dangerously close to its star, the temperature in the upper atmosphere reached 2,000 537 degrees.

It is noted that this heat is about 10 times higher than the temperature in known planetary atmospheres, while the ability of the star to retain the upper atmosphere of the planet until ultraviolet rays causes the spread of magnesium and gaseous iron in space.

Almost to cover the star that is located, the planet, the gravitational force of the star at the edge of fragmentation means that this gravitational force on the planet's shape is said to be similar to a soccer ball.

The discovery was published in The Astronomical Journal.

The Hubble Space Telescope, developed jointly by the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScl), has been conducting space observations on Earth's orbit since 1990.

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