Top 10 Record Shattering alien Planets

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6. COROT-Exo-7b

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The Planet Corot-Exo-7b is known to have the fastest orbits amongst all the other planets, scientists have discovered. This planet is eight times the weight of Earth, but is less than twice the width of our planet. A unique feature of this planet is that it was spotted by the scientists using the transit method which helps measure a planet’s mass and radius, as earlier scientists only knew methods to determine the mass of a planet. While our planet takes a long 8,766 hours to complete the revolution in one orbit around the sun, this scorching and lava covered planets goes around a fast and quick 20 hours to complete the orbit.

7. Kapteyn B

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After talking of the youngest, we move on to talking about the oldest planet in our galaxy and also one of the closest planets to our solar system, the Kapteyn B. Very similarly aged planets to the Kapteyn B have been found in another galaxy, Omega Centuari, which was formed after our own galaxy, the Milky Way absorbed this entire galaxy and send planets and starts scattering in the space, after which the Omega Centuari was born which still has planets similar to Kapteyn B. this planet could also be capable of supporting life forms irrespective of it being formed two billion years after the Big Bang.

8. BD+20 1790b

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This planet is supposed to be the youngest planet in the solar system as it was just born about 35 million years ago, which makes a planet like Earth 100 times older than this new young planet. Scientists have been figuring out a similar twin t this planet as young planets such as these send strong magnetic fields that generate sunspot and solar flares. Such planets are very active compared to the older ones and also very difficult to find and discover.

9. GJ 1214b

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The GJ 1214b is known to be a planet which is definitely larger than the size of Earth, and the prominent feature of this planet is that although the surface of this planet has a much higher temperature compared to that of our planet, a huge fraction of GJ 1214b is completely made up of water. The atmosphere and the surface of this planet is not pure water, but a different version of water which is combined of hot ice and super fluid water, due to the planet’s high temperature and pressure.

10. Kepler 10c

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The Kepler 10c is known to be the biggest rocky planet is our galaxy, as planets of such massive size similar to Saturn and Neptune planets pull in a large amount of helium and hydrogen. This planet is about 2.3 times the size of planet Earth, and has a mass 17 times greater and denser than the mass of our planet. The heavy density of this planet has been pointed out to the fact that this planet has been built up of rocks and other solids, thus giving it the huge massive size and categorizing it under ‘mini Neptunes’.

 

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