The total number of exoplanets in the milky Way galaxy has over 100 billion. Exoplanet is a planet located outside our solar system. Currently, the scientists opened only a small proportion of them. About 10 of the most incredible planets in this post.
The darkest exoplanet – a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant called TrES-2b.
The measurements showed that the planet TrES-2b reflects less than one percent of light, making it blacker than coal and darker naturally any of the planets of the solar system. Work on this planet, was published in the journal of the Royal Astronomical Society Monthly Notices. Planet TrES-2b reflects less light than black acrylic paint, so this is truly a dark world.
The largest planet ever found in the Universe is TrES-4. It was discovered in 2006 and it is located in the constellation Hercules. The planet is called TrES-4 orbits the star, which is at a distance of about 1,400 light years from planet Earth.
Researchers claim that the detected diameter of the planet by almost 2 times (actually 1.7) larger than the diameter of Jupiter (the largest planet of the Solar system). The temperature of TrES-4 1260 degrees Celsius.
A year on COROT-7b takes just over 20 hours. It is not surprising that the weather in this world, to put it mildly, exotic. Continue reading
The question that you will get the answer on this page: what is the biggest planet in the Solar system? Answer: Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar system . It is the largest by mass, volume, area and many other statistics. Read this article to the end and you will learn many interesting facts about the planet and other objects in the system Jupiter.
Statistical data is the biggest planet in the Solar system
Here are some basic statistics about Jupiter, since the masses: mass 1.8981 x 1027 kg, volume — 1,43128 × 1015 km3, surface area — 6,1419 x 1010 km2, the average circle — 4,39264 x 105 km, and Despite its size, its density of only 1,326 g/cm3, which is only a quarter the density of Earth. Such low density is one of the factors by which scientists were able to determine that Jupiter consists mostly of gases and probably does not have a solid core.
Jupiter is the biggest planet in the Universe
Comparative sizes of Jupiter and TrES-4
However, Jupiter is the biggest planet in the Universe. TrES-4 is superior to the size of Jupiter in 1.4 times. Scientists suggest that a gas giant could be 15 times more massive than Jupiter before the fusion reaction that turns him into a brown dwarf. Continue reading
The Agency officially confirmed that funds the development of technology for bulk printing in zero gravity. It is assumed that the spider robots-3D printers can right on orbit to create individual segments of future space stations and gather them into a single unit already in 2020.
The aim of the project is to create a 3D printer that can print a design of polymers and other materials in the absence of gravity, extremely harsh temperature and radiation regimes. You need to solve the problem of fixing the layers of the printed elements and their proper solidification in conditions such as very low temperatures away from direct sunlight and high temperatures under solar radiation. It is obvious that the company Tethers Unlimited, which is the contractor on the project, any idea how to achieve this because, judging by the presentation of NASA’s first robotic printer should begin construction in orbit in 2020.
Look these robots would be weird, but functional. The management platform will have multiple articulated gripper through which the robot will be recorded on the created design, and move along it. On the platform will be attached to the container with the source, a printing device, a small unit of solar panels, batteries, and actually the system control and communication. The robots will need to synchronize actions among themselves,to be able by joint efforts to collect from disparate parts of the overall design. Continue reading