WASPb is so close to its sun-like star that it is superheated to nearly 2, degrees Fahrenheit and stretched into an elongated shape by enormous tidal forces.
Because of those phenomenal forces, the planet's atmosphere has ballooned to nearly three times Jupiter's radius and is pouring material onto its parent star. WASPb is 40 percent more massive than Jupiter. This effect of matter exchange between two stellar objects is commonly seen in close binary star systems, but this is the first time it has been seen so clearly for a planet. We have identified chemical elements never before seen on planets outside our own solar system," said team leader Carole Haswell of The Open University in the United Kingdom.
The distortion of the planet by the star's gravity was first predicted in a paper published in February in the journal Nature by Shu-lin Li of Peking University in Beijing. Therefore, clouds probably cannot form to reflect light back into space. This planet is about 1, light-years away. It orbits a sunlike star, located in our sky in the direction of the constellation Auriga the Charioteer.
We did not expect to find such a dark exoplanet. Most hot Jupiters reflect about 40 percent of starlight.
WASPb is about 2 million miles 3 million km from its star. Water vapor exists in the atmosphere on the night side, and clouds do form.
This new Hubble research further demonstrates the vast diversity among the strange population of hot Jupiters. Past observations of hot Jupiters indicate that the temperature difference between the day and night sides of the planet increases with hotter day sides. Mars is reddish in color. Mars has two small moons. It is named for the Roman god of war.
Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System, with a diameter of , kilometers, more than 11 times wider than the Earth. Jupiter orbits the Sun once every 12 years. It rotates very fast, in 9 hours and 19 minutes..
The following is a list of planet types: Contents. 1 Descriptions and tables. By mass regime Hot Neptune, A hot Neptune is an extrasolar planet in an orbit close to its star (normally less than one .. A · B · Binary star · Brown dwarfs · Extragalactic planet · F/Yellow-white dwarfs · G/Yellow dwarfs · Herbig Ae/Be · K/ Orange. To put it simply, the color of every planet in our Solar System is heavily or not there is vegetation, or warm, flowing water on the planet's surface. to yellow and brown (in the case of deserts and mountainous regions.
Its surface is made up of gas mostly hydrogen , so that if you landed on the surface you would sink into it. Jupiter probably has a core of metallic hydrogen and rock, although evidence for this is theoretical. The outer gaseous part of Jupiter is broken into bands of white, yellow, red, and brown clouds.
Jupiter has 4 rings mainly composed of dust. Huge oval-shaped storms also occur on the surface. Jupiter is named for the Roman supreme god of heaven. Saturn is well known for its system of three rings.
It is a large planet: It revolves around the Sun in 12 years, and rotates a little more than 10 hours. Like Jupiter, Saturn is composed of mostly gas, and has a core composed of rock and metallic hydrogen. The surface of Saturn looks banded, and has a brown-yellow, butterscotch color. Saturn has 62 moons as of It is named for the Roman god of agriculture.
Uranus is 51, kilometers in diameter, about 4. It revolves around the Sun slowly, taking 84 years to complete one orbit. It rotates in about 17 hours. It is covered by a thick layer of gas, and has a fairly uniform blue-green color. It is named for another Roman god, the grandfather of Jupiter. Neptune is slightly smaller than Uranus, with a diameter of 49, kilometers. It circles the Sun once every years, and rotates in 16 hours.