Wednesday, 21 August 2013

MIT finds exoplanet with an 8.5-hour year

Sometimes it seems as if the year just flies by. On planet Kepler 78b, it does exactly that. According to a team of scientists at MIT, the extrasolar world is so close to its sun that its year is only 8.5 hours long. That means that not only could a person go through almost three birthdays in one day, but that the surface temperature would be like taking up residence in a blast furnace... Continue Reading MIT finds exoplanet with an 8.5-hour year

Section: Space

Tags: Exoplanet, Kepler Mission, MIT, NASA, Planet

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