The world of water on the planet GJ1214b

Astronomy Science   ~ GJ 1214 b is a Super-Earth planet orbiting GJ 1214. And here are some interesting facts about the planet GJ 1214 b ...

Astronomy Science  ~ GJ 1214 b is a Super-Earth planet orbiting GJ 1214.

And here are some interesting facts about the planet GJ 1214 b

1. GJ 1214b, also known as Gliese 1214b and within 42 light years from Earth and was discovered in November 2009.

2. GJ 1214b is classified as a water world and is the only example of a planet whose entire surface is covered by water that is found today.

3. The planet orbits a small red dwarf star which has only 16% of the mass of our sun. The star called GJ 1214.

4. GJ 1214b has an estimated mass of about 6 to 7 times the mass of Earth, with a radius about 2.7 times the radius of Earth, a low mass indicates that the planet is composed mostly of water. It is estimated that this planet was originally shaped ice planet far from its parent star.

Illustration of planet GJ 1214b
Illustration of planet GJ 1214b
5. It is estimated that GJ 1214b been orbiting in the habitable zone around its parent star, which allows the formation of life in the oceans warm.

6. GJ 1214b has now become the world's hot with temperatures around 200 C (392 F)

7. Despite the heat, high atmospheric pressure will stop the oceans of boiling.

8. Currently, water in GJ 1214b has a consistency that is very strange and will seem very familiar to us, as a result of high temperature and atmospheric pressure is great, the water will be more like hot ice thick or act more like a liquid than a gas.

9. GJ 1214b orbits its parent star at a distance of only 1.3 million miles (2 million kilometers), and it only takes one and a half days to make one complete orbit. (A year on this planet only half a day)

10. The analysis conducted by the Hubble Space Telescope show that GJ 1214b has a dense steamy atmosphere composed mostly of water vapor.

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The world of water on the planet GJ1214b
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