Hard Rain

COROT-7b (ESO)

COROT-7b (ESO)

Among the nearly 400 new worlds discovered in the search for exoplanets over the past decade, there are a number which excite the imagination with their alien strangeness. But few, perhaps, are more intriguing than COROT-7b, a rocky exoplanet with a mass just five times that of earth, which orbits an orange dwarf star – and where it rains molten rock.

For more on exoplanet discoveries and the search for additional exotic worlds, see the University of California’s Exoplanets.org, the Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia, NASA/JPL’s Exoplanet Exploration Program, the Kepler Mission Website or the 197-page document Earth-Like Exoplanets: The Science of NASA’s Navigator Program.

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Published in: on October 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. […] more information on exoplanets, view the links related in our earlier post Hard Rain. Published […]

  2. […] much more on this exciting field of exploration, follow the links in our earlier posts Hard Rain, New Worlds in Abundance, and Planet Webb. Published […]


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