Scientists were surprised by the “planet monster” whose existence contradicts the theory
MOSCOW, 1 Nov — RIA Novosti. Giant planet, the existence of which previously was considered extremely unlikely to have been discovered by an international team of astronomers under the guidance of experts from the University of Warwick. It is reported EurekAlert.
A gas giant called NGTS-1b reaches the size of Jupiter and is in the constellation the Dove 600 light years from Earth. It weighs 20% less than the mass of Jupiter. The surface temperature reaches 530 ° C or 800 K. it is Noted that year on the planet takes 2.6 days, and the distance to the Sun is equal to 3% of the distance between the earth and the Sun.
According to scientists, this planet is only twice smaller than the sun, around which it revolves. This makes the gas giant the largest known planet in the Universe in this parameter.
The existence of NGTS-1b refutes the theory of planet formation, according to which a relatively small stars form around themselves a solid heavenly bodies, but not gas giants, created the luminaries can’t get enough.
“The opening of the NGTS-1b was a complete surprise — we had not thought to find such a large planet from a small star. This casts doubt on what we know about planet formation,” said Dr. Daniel Bayliss, lead author of the study.