A planet dubbed ‘Hell’ got so devilishly hot because it orbits along its star’s equator, according to new research. The EXPRES measurements revealed Janssen’s orbit is roughly aligned with Copernicus’ equator, a path that makes it unique. Interactions shifted Janssen toward its hellish present-day location. As Janssen approached Copernicus, the star’s gravity became increasingly dominant….
Month: December 2022
Minerals, never-before-seen on Earth, found in meteorites
Two minerals never seen on Earth before were discovered in a gigantic meteorite weighing 16.5 tons. Samples of the meteorite were taken and sent to the University of Alberta for classification, where researchers discovered the minerals. Researchers also said they may have identified a third new mineral, though it was still being reviewed. The findings…