The planets that science fiction never dreamed of
Fiction movies and literature often teaches us to alien worlds in the form of huge deserts, or is it overgrown with impenetrable forest, mysterious giant of the earth, or a planet teeming with creatures of devouring. However, in reality it is not so, or not quite.
There is in our universe such planets, which even the most experienced science fiction never dreamed of, for example, these 5 planets:
1. Devouring the world planet
Try to imagine Hell like it is on some planet. You probably thought of an ominous, red, burning rocks, with a temperature so hot that it can melt a Terminator, or a giant black ball of death, absorbs light. Congratulations: you have just imagined the remote giant known as «TrES-2b.» Abandon all hope just fell on its orbit.
Revolving around the star in the constellation of the Dragon, «TrES-2b» is the darkest planet ever discovered by humans. It absorbs 99% of sunlight (meaning starlight) that reaches it, making it darker, darker than a coal, darker than black acrylic paint. This planet will hardly ever starve, because it is at the distance 4828032 km from its star. In astronomical terms, it’s like to stand nose to nose with another person.
So, «TrES-2b» absorbs almost the whole world is on its way. Theories regarding this phenomenon are many, but none of them fully explains the appetite of the planet to sunlight. Perhaps this is due to the lack of atmosphere, or maybe it’s the fault of light-absorbing particles, evaporation of sodium or gaseous titanium oxide floating around the planet.
2 . The planet is passing through the «Eye of Sauron»
«Eye of Sauron» an appropriate nickname given the young star under the name «Fomalhaut b» and space debris around it. Taken together, they look like a giant eye in space.
Debris field is a disc composed of rocks and ice roughly twice as wide as the entire Solar system.
Located 25 light-years from Earth, «Fomalhaut-b» is a celestial body the size of Jupiter. This planet is just a speck in the majestic astronomical landfills. It is likely that the planet always erupts into space debris, resulting in a cosmic fireworks display, in the form of burning rocks and exploding ice.
3. Vaporizes the planet
«KIC 12557548 b» is a planet exposed to deadly torture your own star.
Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that’s literally evaporates before our eyes, leaving a dusty trail of a comet behind bloody footprints of the victim desperately crawling for help that will never come.
The planet rotates around its star every 16 hours, meaning that the surface temperature of KIC 12557548 b’s are too hot for rocks and minerals. But the universe is, obviously, looking at the dying KIC 12557548 b and its melting mountains and rivers of magma, decided that she suffered enough. On the planet KIC 12557548 b of a volcanic eruption so powerful that they shoot ash into space, where it vaporizes under the influence of cosmic radiation.
If somehow, you find yourself on this planet, here’s what awaits you: first, you will see a massive, bright star, which occupied half of the sky. But the time to be surprised, you will not, because you try to breathe in the atmosphere of 90 percent powdered stones. If this, as well as numerous earthquakes and volcanoes, will not kill you, you’ll be swept away into space and evaporate along with the rest of the 100,000-ton mass that disappears from the planet every second. (Of course, if you were on this planet would die in a matter of nanoseconds, but we have extended your life in some terrible painful minutes as an experiment).
4. Planet is exposed to attacks the other planet
Kepler-36b is a small, rocky planet about 1.5 times the size of Earth, exposed to constant abuse by his older brother Kepler-36c. These two planets surrounding a star in Cygnus and pass each other so close that no other planet among all known planetary systems. This unfortunately means that from time to time the big planet is causing serious harm to less. Kepler-36b comes under attack of his older brother (you know, like in action movies when one car is equal with the other and starts firing). Only instead of balls Kepler-36c uses its massive gravitational force, causing a strong volcanic eruption on the entire surface of poor Kepler-36b.
Worst of all, from Kepler-36b no chance to recover and recover. By the time when volcanoes are done erupting, 36c is back, and again begins its gravity attack, and it happens every 97 days, on a regular basis.
5. Planet glass «rain»
Appearance HD 189773b deceptive. At first glance it resembles the planet: yet another good old blue ball to the rings of debris, or flame, or impenetrable darkness. It seems that it even has clouds, and maybe even a live alien life forms that have not been discovered, (what the hell are we not there yet?!). Unfortunately, this planet is only teasing her, at first glance residential. In the atmosphere of HD 189773b contains a large number of particles of silicate, which, it turns out that scatter blue light. The blue color becomes more visible when exposed to high temperatures (like inside a volcano), which compacts the particles of silicate, transforming it into a glass drops. Wind reaching speeds of 6,500 km per hour vzmetayutsya up glass rain. Yes, it is a global glass tornado.
It’s so amazing garbage that even SyFy wouldn’t touch it. In General, «HD 189773b» is not the place to spend a vacation, this planet is the largest blender in the known universe.