Thursday, September 29, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

NASA discovers unusual pink exoplanet


Posted on Monday, 12 August, 2013 | Comment icon 18 comments


Image credit: NASA

 
Astronomers have succeeded in photographing a pink gas giant approximately 57 light years away.

The strange pink-hued world is about four times the mass of Jupiter despite being about the same size, making it the lowest mass extrasolar planet ever photographed. Another unusual aspect of the planet is that it is located over nine times further away from its parent star as Jupiter is from the Sun, a fact that seems to contradict known planet-formation theories.

"This is among the hardest planets to explain in a traditional planet-formation framework," said researcher Markus Janson. "Its discovery implies that we need to seriously consider alternative formation theories."

"Through infrared imaging, astronomers have taken photos of a giant, magenta-hued planet orbiting its sun, 57 light-years from Earth."

  View: Full article |  Source: MSN

  Discuss: View comments (18)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by moonshadow60 on 12 August, 2013, 20:21
What a lovely image that is, though. Mars is red, and this one is pink.
Comment icon #10 Posted by pallidin on 12 August, 2013, 20:48
So, man came from Mars, and girls came from this pink exoplanet. It's all so clear to me now why my wife is so "distant"
Comment icon #11 Posted by Technocrat on 12 August, 2013, 21:04
Well what do you know - a gay planet!
Comment icon #12 Posted by mesuma on 12 August, 2013, 22:22
Is it made of candy floss?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Rocketgirl on 12 August, 2013, 23:48
Best planet discovery ever. I wonder what makes the planet pink.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ianp on 13 August, 2013, 3:52
The picture is not of the planet but is an made up picture of what it might look like. The actual picture is very small with no real detail
Comment icon #15 Posted by Ratte on 13 August, 2013, 6:15
I wish I had a keyboard to bang my head on right now. (On phone) Edit to add: I'll just go find a wall somewhere.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Technocrat on 13 August, 2013, 14:36
The scientists are contradicting themselves here. Back in March they were saying the colour/color pink doesn't exist! So what they actually discovered is a planet that is a mixture of red and violet! See here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2112339/Sorry-girls-colour-pink-doesnt-exist-just-pigment-imagination.html
Comment icon #17 Posted by Rogue Suga on 13 August, 2013, 15:08
What a gorgeous planet! I want to visit that one day and bring along my kittens, who'll love it too.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Spacenut56 on 14 August, 2013, 17:03
Hopefully it doesn't rain liquid glass like that other planet.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5774975
261784
162675

 
SpaceX plans to send humans to Mars by 2022
9-28-2016
Elon Musk has outlined his extraordinarily ambitious plans to make mankind an interplanetary species.
Proteins found in prehistoric ostrich eggs
9-28-2016
Scientists have discovered the world's oldest genetic information within 3.8 million-year-old eggshells.
Police helicopter films UFO on thermal camera
9-27-2016
Thermal footage of a strange object flying over the Bristol Channel in the UK has been uploaded online.
Melting glaciers could expose Cold War base
9-27-2016
A secret US facility hidden beneath the ice is believed to contain significant amounts of nuclear waste.
Other news in this category
SpaceX plans to send humans to Mars by 2022
Posted 9-28-2016 | 8 comments
Elon Musk has outlined his extraordinarily ambitious plans to make mankind an interplanetary species....
 
NASA has discovered water plumes on Europa
Posted 9-27-2016 | 13 comments
The find could make it much easier to search for evidence of extraterrestrial life in Europa's oceans....
 
We are all living in a directionless universe
Posted 9-26-2016 | 10 comments
A new study has revealed that, in all likelihood, the universe is expanding equally in all directions....
 
Pluto may have an ocean over 100km deep
Posted 9-24-2016 | 13 comments
Scientists believe that the dwarf planet's interior may be filled with large quantities of liquid water....
 
NASA finds 'evidence of activity' on Europa
Posted 9-22-2016 | 23 comments
The space agency is set to hold a press conference on Monday to announce its latest Hubble findings....
 
Cassini probe begins its final year at Saturn
Posted 9-21-2016 | 5 comments
NASA's highly successful spacecraft will soon be getting up close and personal with the gas giant itself....
 
SpaceX set to reveal interplanetary spaceship
Posted 9-20-2016 | 10 comments
Despite its recent setback, the private space firm still has its sights set firmly on the future....
 
Mars lakes formed more recently than thought
Posted 9-19-2016 | 21 comments
It now appears as though Mars would have been able to support life for longer than is generally believed....
 
ESA reveals most detailed Milky Way map ever
Posted 9-15-2016 | 20 comments
The European Space Agency has unveiled a map of our galaxy charting the positions of 1.1 billion stars....
 
Blue Origin reveals new monster space rocket
Posted 9-14-2016 | 7 comments
The privately-funded space firm founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos has revealed two huge new rockets. ...
 
NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission launches
Posted 9-11-2016 | 6 comments
The $1 billion space probe is set to collect samples from an asteroid and return them to the Earth....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ