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?