Astronomers claim to have discovered the most massive super-Earth ever discovered.
Scientists discovered one of the most powerful exoplanets — super earth Its surface is covered with molten magma, and a year lasts only half of the Earth’s day.
About this writes Space.com.
The found exoplanet was named TOI-1075 b and was discovered thanks to observations made with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
As research has shown, the surface of this super-earth is heated to approximately 1050 degrees Celsius. The planet owes its “hot” weather to the proximity of its parent star, which is located 200 light years from Earth. In addition to the heat, a year on the planet lasts only 14.5 hours. Scientists also note that TOI-1075 b is the most powerful exoplanet of its class.
“Our data indicate that TOI-1075 b is the most powerful super-Earth yet discovered,” NASA said in a statement.
Astronomers say: if an open exoplanet were accessible for flights, then a person on its surface would weigh three times more than on Earth. The thing is that TOI-1075 is almost 10 times more massive than the Earth, which means that the force of gravity there is much greater than the Earth’s.
Previously, scientists found exoplanet four times larger than Earth.