Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Black Planet discovered!

Of all the exoplanets discovered so far, Darkest of them have been noted. Named as WASP-104b , it is 470 light years away from us. Reflects absorbs light falls into it.
The research was team led by Teo Mocnik from keele university,UK.

The researchers are comparing the darkness of the planet with charcoal. They says the planet is more darker than charcoal. It is very hard to see. The data from kepler space telescope was used by them for them. The tidally locked planet made it more difficult for them them see the other way around.

The planet is classified into hot Jupiter one.
Hot jupiters are those planets with mass similar to our Jupiter and have an orbital period less than 10 earth days.