Date: 6 months ago   Category: Cosmos

The planet with the iron sky is found


The international group of scientists has found the exoplanet with the high content of iron in the atmosphere. The gas giant KELT-9b because of the proximity to a parental star has extremely high temperature which allows to evaporate metal. The Science Alert edition reports about it. It is known that temperature of KELT-9b which is removed from Earth on 620 light years reaches 4300 degrees Celsius (temperature of a surface of the Sun reaches about 6000 degrees Celsius). The planet does a turn around a parental star of HD 195689 less than in 36 hours that is caused by small distance between two objects. It is known that the atmosphere of KELT-9b consists, generally from hydrogen. According to astronomers, high temperature of the planet not only promotes evaporation of metals, but also interferes with their condensation. That is KELT-9b has no metal clouds, but the atmosphere is filled with vapors from ions and neutral atoms of iron and the titan. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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