Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Hubble reveals egg-shaped exoplanet so hot it's venting vaporized iron into space

WASP-121b is an exoplanet so broiling hot that it's venting vaporized iron into space, and being ...

Between exoplanets with ruby clouds and those that are actually just giant diamonds, science fiction has barely prepared us for just how weird alien worlds could be. Now, thanks to new Hubble observations we have another contender in WASP-121b, a planet that's so intensely hot it's vaporizing heavy metals and venting them into space. As if that wasn't enough, the poor planet is also being stretched into an egg shape thanks to the strong gravity of its host star.

.. Continue Reading Hubble reveals egg-shaped exoplanet so hot it's venting vaporized iron into space

Category: Space

Tags:
  • Astronomy
  • Exoplanet
  • Hubble
  • Metals
  • NASA
  • Planet




This post first appeared on High Technal News, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Hubble reveals egg-shaped exoplanet so hot it's venting vaporized iron into space

×

Subscribe to High Technal News

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×