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HD 149026 b. One of the hottest & blackest planets yet discovered, the temperature on the sunny side is over 2000 degrees Celsius (3700 F), hot enough to melt iron and boil silicon. The opaque upper layers absorb almost all of its star's light, reflecting nothing. This would make the planet blacker than coal, but glowing softly as it radiates heat. (Artist impression, image: NASA/JPL-Caltech) ©Mona Evans "Exotic Exoplanets Tour" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32334.asp Solar System, Nasa Images, Giants Planets, 10 Nasa, Black Planets, Google Search, Nasa Pictures, Hot Jupiter, Red Black
NASA announced today that it has discovered the first "circumbinary planet"--a planet orbiting two stars. While the planet's officially called Kepler 16b, astronomers are already referring to it as Tatooine, after the home planet of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, which also had two suns (NASA even invited John Knoll of Industrial Light and Magic, the special-effects company behind Star Wars, to today's announcement).
Some 57 light-years away from us is pink planet – a “dark cherry blossom” color, somewhat deeper and richer in red hue than Jupiter. Its also a bit bigger than Jupiter, about four times that planet’s size.
Oct 39, 2013 : Todays announcement is for the first earth-sized plant discovery. It might be 2014 beore they announce "Borucki" - which by definition will be the first earth-sized rocky planet around a sun-like star - in the habitable zone. Todays announcement Kepler-78b is too close to its sun for life.
Storm on Saturn NASA's Cassini spacecraft has tracked the aftermath of a rare massive storm on Saturn. Data reveal record-setting disturbances in the planet's upper atmosphere long after the visible signs of the storm abated, in addition to an indication the storm was ... (View Article) www.nasa.gov/...
An artist's conception of Kepler-78b, the first Earth-size planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth. Kepler-78b whizzes around its host star every 8.5 hours, making it a blazing inferno and not suitable for life as we know it.