TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jan 31st

Last update08:11:38 AM GMT

You are here News Science Smallest planet yet found outside solar system

Smallest planet yet found outside solar system

smallest planet discoverdAstronomers searching for planets outside our solar system have discovered the tiniest one yet - one that's about the size of our moon.

But hunters for life in the universe will need to poke elsewhere. The new world orbits too close to its sun-like star and is too sizzling to support life. Its surface temperature is an estimated 700 degrees Fahrenheit. It also lacks an atmosphere and water on its rocky surface.

University of California, Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy, one of the founding fathers of the planet-hunting field, called the latest find "absolutely mind-boggling."

"This new discovery raises the specter that the universe is jampacked, like jelly beans in a jar, with planets even smaller than Earth," said Marcy, who had no role in the new research.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


A NASA spacecraft discovers a formation on Mars resembling a bear

NASA discovers bear formation on Mars Scientists found an unexpected discovery on the surface of Mars: a formation resembling the face of...

Spy agencies report hundreds more UFO sightings since 2021

Ronald Moultrie National security agencies are studying hundreds of new reports of UFOs, including many that appear to...

Earth’s inner core may have ‘paused’ its rotation and reversed, new study suggests

Inner coreDeep in the center of the Earth is the inner core, which spans roughly 746 miles...

Image of star cluster more than 10bn years ago sheds light on early stages of universe

Star cluster more than 10b years ago Scientists have been given an unprecedented glimpse into the birth of stars and the early stages...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!