A new class of exoplanets

A new class of exoplanets Facts

Planet, covered with a layer of water vapor and having a dense atmosphere, scientists identified in a separate class of exoplanets. Weight open in 2009, the planet GJ 1214b, which is attributed to this class, seven times the weight of the Earth's diameter is 2.7 times greater.

Artist view on dwarf stars, around which a GJ 1214b.

Discovered planet orbits the red dwarf star that is half the size of the sun. The surface temperature of the star is less than 4 thousand K, about 2000 K lower than the temperature of the sun.

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