The super earth discovery recently has a hellish temperature of 1700 degrees Fahrenheit, able to burn up thought.
The discovery of this planet happened a few years ago, through telescopes in space. However, for the first time in human history we have seen an extra solar planet directly from the earth. This happened a few days there and deserves a celebration.
55 Cancri (/ˈkæŋkraɪ/ or /ˈkæŋkriː/), also cataloged Rho1 Cancri or abbreviated 55 Cnc, is a binary star approximately 41 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cancer. The system consists of a G-type star and a smaller red dwarf, separated by over 1,000 AU (one thousand times the distance from the Earth to the Sun), according Wikipedia.
The scientists said more accurately that the planet has twice the size of Earth. The year in super earth discovery has only 27 days. Imagine if our planet earth had this same amount of days! I would have more than a hundred years. In addition, how many years would you have? Perhaps less than I, maybe more.
Four planets are together with planet 55 Cancri, turning around a binary system.
The discovery deserves a celebration, because among super earth discovery this is the only one outside our solar system, which was seen directly from the earth.
Scientists were able to spot him, thanks to the Nordic Optical Telescope is operated on the island of La Palma jointly by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. They have realized the star reducing its luster when the alien planet passed in front of him.
The astronomer Dr. Ernst Mooij, from the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, said: “This is especially important because upcoming space missions such as the NASA TESS mission in 2017 and ESA’s PLATO mission in 2024, which should find many small planets around bright stars which are ideally suited for this type of study. “
According to Ernst, planet 55 Cancri periodically passes in front of its star that is 490 light years away from our planet. The star can be seen the naked eye on clear, moonless nights.