Planet Has Been Discovered That Should Not Be There

Planet Has Been Discovered That Should Not Be There

A planet has been discovered that should not be there. Astronomers have discovered a planet so strange that they say it should not even be in existence. It orbits its personal star at such an astonishing distance; it is causing some theories of planetary formation to be destroyed, stated researchers. It is unlike anything that is in our solar system.

The planet has a mass almost 12 times the size of Jupiter and an orbit over 650 times larger than the distance between the Earth and Sun. This newly discovered globe, with the “exciting” name HD 106906 b, is throwing quite a blow against existing planet formation concepts.

Research leader Vanessa Bailey stated that the planet is especially fascinating because no prior model of such a planet exists which can start to explain what it is that they are seeing. But she admitted that astronomers are extremely puzzled by the planet’s presence.

Bailey explained that scientists have always believed that planets which orbit too closely to stars have been created from dust, gas and debris from asteroids that enclose a fledgling star. They also thought this process was much too sluggish for tremendously large planets to be able to form so far away from a star in space.

The researcher and her associates’ have done much examination on the orb HD 106906 b, and all of it has been accepted to be printed in The Astrophysical Journal.

The planet known as HD 106906 b does not merge with any leading planet formation theories at this time. It is too far from its central star to have been created from any striking asteroid bodies when the star was first coming to life. The planet itself is much too large to have come from vapors in the ancient disk of its personal star.

It could have formed from a binary star system. These are made when two neighboring gas clumps collapse independently of each other and create stars. However, the stars are near enough to one another to apply gravitation attraction on each other and are bonded together in orbit. It might be possible that in HD 106906’s case, both a star and planet individually collapsed from clumps of gas, but the planet’s antecedent clump was hungry for material and was unable to become a star.

Bailey and her fellow researchers who have studied HD 106906 b and its sun believe the above scenario  is what might have happened, but they know it is just one theory.

The new planet is estimated to be about 13 million years old so it is considered young in space terms. It is still lightened from the remaining heat of its creation. In comparison, the Earth is believed to be around 4.5 billion years of age. This is about 350 the times of HD 106906 b. The high temperature that shows up from its formation is able to be seen from the Earth as ultraviolet energy. Researchers were able to use infrared cameras and also Magellan telescopes that are located in Chile to capture the planet’s imageries.

Since the planet was discovered in an area of space that has been watched before by other scientists due to another object, there is a lot of data to be found on that region. But even so, the discovered planet is so strange, it should not even be there.

 

By Kimberly Ruble

Nature World News

LA Times

UPI News

 

427 Responses to Planet Has Been Discovered That Should Not Be There

  1. Karkar March 27, 2014 at 7:16 am

    GALLEFERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  2. Alotta B February 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I love me some Doctor Who but I’m not up to the history of the story so… why specifically is this planet being claimed as Gallefrey? Is it cause the planet exists where it isn’t supposed to? Or if it’s just the size of the planet that’s no fun~! There’s other stories that have giant planets..it could be Greecia…if it has water on it. :b

    (But if scientists actually named it Gallefrey that would be so freaking sweet)

    Reply
  3. Sakura February 9, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I love how every single comment is about Gallifrey lmao

    Reply
  4. Tiger wolf January 12, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Omg gallifrey is a real planet! Does anyone else know what this could mean?! THE DOCTOR COULD BE A REAL THING!!

    Reply
  5. Thomas January 11, 2014 at 9:50 am

    MAY THE FAN THEORIES BEGIN!!!!!

    Reply
  6. Michael Fenn December 25, 2013 at 1:20 am

    GALLEFREY falls no more!!!!!!

    Reply
  7. Sean gabaree December 21, 2013 at 12:18 am

    FYI: GALLIFRAY IS HUGE COMPARED TO EARTH. IF YOU DID NOT KNOW THIS DO NOT DARE CALL YOUR SELF A WHOVIAN. :P

    Reply
  8. The Doctor December 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    GALLIFREY STANDS

    Reply
  9. Wholock December 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Not to rain on the proverbial Whovian parade, but in Doctor Who, Gallifrey is Earth-sized.

    This planet, as said in the article, is 12 times the size of Jupiter.

    Reply
    • Liam December 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      It’s actually much bigger.

      Reply
    • Kali-The-Cat February 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Actually, Gallifrey is much, much bigger than Earth. 8|

      Reply
  10. whovian December 17, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Name it gallifrey please +1

    Reply
  11. Captain December 17, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    GALLEFREY STANDS!

    Reply
  12. K December 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    GALLEFREY STANDS!

    Reply
  13. Gallefrey all the way December 15, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Gallefrey!!!!!!

    Reply
    • heima December 16, 2013 at 9:51 am

      it’s Photoshop

      Reply
      • Vrnx January 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm

        “Photoshop”? That’s a silly name for a planet…

        Reply
  14. John Smith December 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Arrived home.

    Reply
    • Clara Oswald December 15, 2013 at 3:42 am

      Uhm, is this a special occasion or should I stay in the TARDIS?

      Reply
  15. Sarah Jane Smith December 14, 2013 at 8:11 am

    It IS GALLIFREY.

    Reply
    • K9 December 14, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Affirmative!

      Reply
  16. CadmineB December 14, 2013 at 4:41 am

    This is Gallifrey! Doh’t another, just Galligrey

    Reply
  17. Cece December 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I’m seriously crying right now oh my gosh gallifrey PLEEAAASE

    Reply
  18. Rose Tyler December 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    It even LOOKS like Gallifrey!

    Reply
  19. Kate_Wants December 13, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Gallefrey Gallefrey Galefrey Gallefrey pleeeeeease

    Reply
  20. vbcvb December 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    It’s should be Gallefrey,I belive!!!

    Reply
  21. Мизукич December 13, 2013 at 5:11 am

    GALLIFREY FALLS NO MORE

    Reply
  22. Хуви-Хуви December 13, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Gallifrey!! Gallifrey!!!!!!!!!! GALLIFREY!!!!!!

    Reply
  23. rucbar December 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    OH MY GOSH THIS MUST BE GALLIFREY!!!!!

    Reply
  24. The Master December 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Ahahahahahahahaha

    Reply
  25. The Doctor December 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    This is Gallifrey!!!! It must be named Gallifrey!!

    Reply

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