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TOI-1431b, the newly discovered planet located about 490 light-years from Earth is very hot. The temperature of the planet is roughly the same as the exhaust temperature of a rocket engine.
The temperature of the day on the planet TOI-1431b is 2,700 degrees Celsius, which is hotter than the molten lava.
According to CNet, the newly discovered planet TOI-1431b is quite large. It is three times heavier than Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.
But most interestingly, the TOI-1431b is extremely hot. The planet is so close to its “sun” that it has an orbit of only 2.5 days. According to scientists, this is one of the hottest planets ever.
TOI-1431b was discovered by a team of international astronomers led by astrophysicist Brett Addison from the Astrophysics Center at the University of South Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia. These extremely hot planet types are very rare, according to Addison.
“This is a world of hell – the temperature during the day is about 2,700 degrees Celsius and the night temperature is about 2,300 degrees Celsius, and there can be no life in its atmosphere,” Addison stressed.
In fact, TOI-1431b was first detected by NASA’s exoplanet investigation satellite. Mr. Edison then collected the data using telescopes in the Canary Islands to confirm the existence of the planet.
“To visualize concretely how hot TOI-1431b is, the planet is hotter than the melting point of most minerals and hotter than the molten lava of the volcano. The temperature of this planet is closer. Equal to the emission temperature of the engine rocket,” Addison added.
According to this astronomer, the discovery of TOI-1431b provides a wonderful opportunity to study the atmospheres of very hot planets to understand how they form and move.
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