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Monday, November 9, 2015

Scientists discover 'Planet' Without the Sun

An object like a planet named 'PSO J318.5-22,' regarded as one of the most curious findings. With nearly the size of Jupiter, it floats freely out on its own in space.

By using a telescope in Chile, the University of Edinburgh astronomers to show the planet was covered with a thin layer of clouds and thick. The clouds were detected there reportedly is made of molten liquid iron. And scientists estimate it was only about 20 million years, also those 'Planet' does not have the sun.
Artist's impression of PSO J318.5-22. (Picture from: http://bbc.in/1ktV055)
Without the glare of the parent star (sun), the research team was able to measure variations in the brightness of the object accurately. They estimated the temperature inside the cloud exceeds 800 degrees Celsius. Its cloud consisting of hot dust and molten iron.
Located at 18,400 feet above sea level in Chile's Atacama Desert, the Edinburgh University astronomers make sunless planet discoveries. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Sy0bN0)
"These findings show how the clouds exist everywhere, including planets and planet-like objects," said Dr. Beth Biller of physics and astronomy faculty of the University of Edinburgh as quoted by the BBC, on Friday, November 6, 2015.

"We are trying to use a (measurements) technique to giant planets around young stars, and eventually we will detect the weather on Earth-like planets that may support life." The findings are published in The Astrophysical Journal. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BBC]
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