Thursday , December 3 2020

Astronomers found a "Forbidden planet" that they did not think could exist in the mysterious part of the solar system



Astronomers have discovered such an unusual world called "The Forbidden Planet".

It was considered that the strange world can not exist and is located in the mysterious part of solar systems called the "Neptune Desert", say the researchers.

The world – officially known as NGTS-4b, but given that researchers were surprised to be able to exist – it was 1,000 Celsius degrees and was noticed by the latest technologies. It is 20% less than Neptune or about three times larger than Earth.

The planet is so close to its star that it takes only 1.3 days to get around.

This is the first time that any such planet was found in this region, which was thought to be so empty that it was called the "Neptune Desert".

The region has been named because it is a space in the solar system, and there are usually no planets of the size of Neptune here. Due to the strong radiation coming from the star, it is considered that the planets lose the atmosphere of the gas, which evaporates and leaves behind a smaller, rocky core.

It seems that the mysterious "Forbidden Planet" retained the atmosphere of gas, which surprised the researchers.

They believe that he could find himself in that desert only relatively recently, over the past one million years. Or it may have begun to be very large and it's still evaporating.

"This planet must be tough – it's exactly in the zone where we expected Neptune-size planets can not survive," said Richard West, of the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick.

"We are now browsing data to see if we can see more planets in the Neptune desert – maybe the desert is greener than it used to be.


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