Astronomers might have discovered a new class of The hottest planet in the solar system : with a mass almost 5 times that of Earth, on the planet a year that lasts just three days.
Neptune-sized exoplanet located less than 100 light-years from Earth that’s shedding its atmosphere so quickly it may help researchers finally answer the long-standing question:
Where did all the hot Neptunes go?
According to thenew research, published December 13 in the journalAstronomy and Astrophysics,the shrinking world, named GJ 3470b, is rapidly losing its atmosphere as it’s bombarded by a steady stream of energetic charged particles from its red dwarf host.
This exoplanet has not developed a huge core of iron like Earth but is rich in
This discovery answered a question why such planets couldn’t have a magnetic field?
Planets like Earth were formed out of rocky bodies left after the proto-planetary gas disk dispersed, while these building blocks condensed out of the gas as the disk cooled.
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