Friday, August 28, 2009

Doomed Planet?

"WASHINGTON - Astronomers have found what appears to be a gigantic suicidal planet."
The Planet is ten times bigger than Jupiter and is basically throwing itself at it's nearest star. The Experts say something about hides and tides, but it is to complicated so this is what the planet is doing.
The Planet is pulling itself towards it's nearest sun. Don't worry, this planet is really far away even more than 1 million miles. They also named this planet and it's sun.
The names are Wasp-18 for the sun, and Wasp-18b for the planet. We have no idea why scientists are making such a big deal, The Planet is going to "Die" In a million years!
"Its size - 10 times bigger than Jupiter - and its proximity to its star make it likely to die, Hellier said. (a scientist) "

"Like most planets outside Earth's solar system, this planet was not seen directly by a telescope. Astronomers found it by seeing dips in light from the star every time the planet came between the star and Earth.

So far astronomers have found more than 370 planets outside the solar system. This one is "yet another weird one in the exo-planet menagerie," said planet specialist Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. "

All Information and Quotes from this article is from

Copy and paste that if you want to read the full article.

This is Neko and Teko reporting from the Panicking Scientist room where scientists are panicking because a planet is going to die in a million years.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails