What is the NASA\'s latest discovery in July 2013?
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- eAnswers...Jul 14, 2013
The latest discovery done by NASA in the month of July 2013 is a blue planet that possibly rains glass, which is orbiting a star 63 light-years away. It is the first time an exoplanet’s true colour has been determined. Astronomers has used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and made visible light observation spotting the planet HD 189733b. It is one of the closest exoplanets that can be seen crossing the face of its star.
- Hari PrakashJul 14, 2013
“The blue planet” Is The NASA's Latest Discovery In July 2013,The gigantic, Jupiter-sized planet, designated HD 189733b, was actually first discovered by French astronomers in 2005. But recent observations made with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have revealed far more fascinating details about its surface conditions and the color of its atmosphere,revealing that it scattered the color cobalt blue.The color comes not from the water like the blue hue here on Earth, but in this case, the planet's atmosphere. That atmosphere is basically "blow-torched," according to NASA the planet's extremely close orbit of its parent star (2.9 million miles), and high surface temperature around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit). The atmosphere contains particles of silicate, the most abundant class of minerals on Earth, which scientists believe condense into glass on this planet, a result of the extreme heat. The glass then causes additional reflection of the blue color.
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