10 interesting facts about HD 85512b

Astronomy Science ~ HD 85 512 b is an exoplanet (Super-Earth) within the star's habitable zone of Gliese 370 (HD 85 512). Here are so...

Astronomy Science ~ HD 85 512 b is an exoplanet (Super-Earth) within the star's habitable zone of Gliese 370 (HD 85 512).

Here are some interesting facts about the planet HD 85512b

1. HD 85512b within 36 light-years away in the constellation Vela.

2. The planet orbiting an orange dwarf star that has a mass of about two-thirds of the mass of our sun.

3. HD 85512b orbiting in the habitable zone of its parent star, an area where the temperature is warm enough to maintain liquid water on the surface.

4. The temperature of the atmosphere on HD 85512b is estimated at around 24C (75F).

5. The gravity on the planet is estimated to 40% stronger than on Earth.

6. HD 85512b is classified as a super-Earth, a rocky planet category which has a mass of up to 10 times the mass of Earth. HD 85512b is estimated to have a mass of about 3.6 times greater than the mass of Earth, with an estimated radius about 1.5 times the radius of Earth. It is one of the smallest exoplanets were detected in the habitable zone of its parent star.

Illustration of HD 85512b that located in the habitable zone of its star. Super-Earth planet is estimated to be able to sustain life
7. HD 85512b within 24 million miles (39 million km) from the star and takes 54 days to make one complete orbit.

8. HD 85512b is ranked fifth most likely habitable planet outside our solar system. If the planet has an atmosphere similar to Earth, it allows liquid water to flow on the surface.

9. If we are go to this planet using the Helios probes in a speed of 247 517 km / h (153 800 miles / hour), it takes about 156 971 years to arrive at this planet.

10. HD 85512b was discovered in 2011 by the Swiss astronomers using the radial velocity detection method.

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