Hard Rain



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.

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

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://haysvillelibrary.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/hard-rain/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

2 CommentsLeave a comment

  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 […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: