In the latest news that has taken the world by surprise, Scientists have reported the discovery of a new Jupiter-like planet which has a tail like a comet. The star is shockingly hotter than most planets. And in case you didn’t know, before the discovery, Venus remained the hottest planet. According to astronomers, the planet is located 650 light years from planet Earth, which is warmer than most stars in the world and sports a huge, glowing gas tail like a comet.
Researchers stated that the Jupiter-like planet orbit a massive star KELT-9 each day and a half. The newly discovered planet is 926 degree Celsius cooler than the sun with a day temperature climax of at 4,326 degree Celsius.
Glowing gas tail
The ultraviolet radiation from the star that it puts out is so brutal that it is likely that planet may be fading away under the intense glare, producing a bright gas tail. It is still not clear whether the exoplanet will completely evaporate before its host star enlarges into its red giant phase.
The gas giant is three times huger than Jupiter but only to a degree as dense. This is due to the intense rays from its host star which has triggered its environment to enlarge like a hot-air balloon.
Just as the moon is to the Earth, this Jupiter-like was reported to be tidally locked to its star; spherical radiation continually blasts the day side of the planet. Therefore, molecules, for example, carbon dioxide, water, and methane cannot form there. However, the astronomers also reported that the characteristics of the nightside are still strange: molecules may be able to form there, but maybe only temporarily. Scientists are still hoping to characterize the properties of the new planet and understand it better.
The hot blue star rotates so quickly that it is more of a compressed egg form than a sphere, similar to the planet Saturn
Scientists further stated that the Jupiter-like planet is by general definitions a planet, in regards to mass. However, the astronomers also reported that the atmosphere of the new planet is different from that of other planets based on its dayside temperature. Since the blue star is tidally locked, the same side always faces its parent star; astronomers presently think that the night side is much colder, due to the atmosphere’s poor capability to transport heat from the broiling day side to the other part of the planet. But researchers said that the cold side is still hot. During a press conference, one of the scientists, Scott Gaudi of The Ohio State University and Karen Collins of Vanderbilt University noted that the night side would possibly look like a red dwarf to before the human eyes.
This kind of study centers mainly on bright stars because the telescopes used are small. Half of the target stars are both hotter and huger than the Sun, a parameter space not in general discovered by other exoplanet studies.