Saturday, 25 February 2012

CoRot-20b

Here we have another unexpected surprise for the astronomers and the scientific community in general to ponder.

A new ultra dense planet has been found. A newly discovered planet called CoRot-20b which is  4,000 light-years away is just too dense. This planet defies the planet-formation theory.

This planet is thought to be a gas giant about four-fifths the size of Jupiter and  it orbits close to a sunlike star.

According to a new study, despite its small size, the planet has 4 times Jupiter's mass,  this makes CoRoT-20b one of the most compacted  known planets.

Astronomers had always thought that the stars are born from debris disks that surround the stars that are just born.  In our solar system, the sun's so-called protoplanetary disk gave rise to a lot of  planets and still had a lot of material left from  the planet formation,this material   is what now  we call asteroids and comets.

However, the new study confirms that CoRoT-20b would have had to have sucked up every last atom of material heavier than helium from its star's protoplanetary disk to form the planet's massive core.

I'm  looking forward to how scientifics solve this riddle.

I feel like the nature is saying :  "You thought you had me all figured out, huh? "hehehe anyways congrats for the new discovery and keep working hard . There are so many things out there that we still don't know isn't that exciting?

Till the next surprise ladies and gentlemen.

3 comments:

Arshdeep said...

OK I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THIS POST. THERE'S TOO SPACE BETWEEN THE LINES AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THAT, SO ........HELP?

Sònia Turmo said...

Thank you for the news Arsdeep!! Good article!
I'll check this technical thing about the space.

Arshdeep said...

OK I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS. ALTHOUGHT IT DOESN'T LOOK THAT BAD SO THAT'S WHY I'M LEAVING IT THE WAY IT IS.