By observing our solar system, astronomers gained a sense of how the planets form. Therefore, they thought that the giant planets must be in a relatively large solid center. Did they think … because observations made on an exoplanet called the Wasp-107b now call into question this conclusion.
In 2019, the researchers announced their discovery . Today, one of these researchers, Carolyn Biolet, (Canada), publishes amazing works about another : Wasp-107b. La His heart will be much weaker than the community thought.
Remember that Wasp-107b is a different planet. It was discovered in 2017, at about 212 . And his Is close to him , Sixteen times more than our Earth . It currently only tours at 5.7. There is so much trouble catching her .Of our earth, in . She is almost tall , But its mass is very low. What is Wasp-107b Call one
Thanks for the data received on (Hawaii), University of Montreal researchers were able to accurately measure The oscillation of its host star by the gravitational pull of the wasp-107b. Thus they established its mass at one-tenth of Jupiter.
Hubble is used to detect helium in the atmosphere for the 1st time in the world outside our solar system! Exoplanet WASP-107b is one of the lowest known density planets. When it is the same size as Jupiter, Jupiter’s mass is only 12%: https://t.co/9ngmXQdfeWpic.twitter.com/S8BPXdMHUr
– Hubble (ASNASAHubble) May 2, 2018
Incredibly large core
The astronomers then performed an analysis to determine the internal structure of the planet. Their result: mass Wasp-107b should not be more than four times larger than Earth. Therefore, more than 85% of the planet’s mass is located in a thick layer Around this nucleus. This is amazing. Because you need to know it , For example – Wasp -107b scale its approach – this gas layer does not exceed 15% of its mass.
Until now, researchers believed it was necessary to create a relatively massive embryo . The planet is in a state where it cannot retain multiple layers of gas. But this finding suggests a wasp-107b Develops much easier than astronomers thought. It may have formed especially away from its star – where the air is cooler – Before moving to its current state.
Other questions regarding Wasp-107b were not answered. The atmosphere of this type of planet, for example, must be rich in methane. Observations, however, Carried out in 2018, shows the opposite. Researchers now plan to re-analyze these results. Find out by what mechanism methane-like destruction can be explained.