NEW DISCOVERIES

WE MIGHT HAVE A NEW HOME

Ross 128b is a rocky planet just a bit bigger than earth, it is orbit the star ROSS 128 ( a RED DWARF STAR ), in the constellation of VIRGO, about 11 light years away ( that is practically next door )now it is close to the red dwarf, orbiting the star every 10 days , but the stable radiation from the star set the temperature at 20 – 60 degrees on the surface ( that is assuming it has earth like atmosphere, and that’s a big IF )

So if ever thing get so bad on earth that life cant be supported here, the is a good chance ROSS 128B might be able to support human life

A STRANGE ORBIT

A new planet named HD76920b, is four times the mass of Jupiter, and can be found some 587 light years away in the southern constellation Volans, the Flying Fish. has one crazy orbit. it swings right in really close to its host star before racing away to out past earths orbit. meaning it acts more like a comet than a planet. but this orbit is deadly for it, it means that at some point in the next 100 million year this planet will crash into the star.

NEW SUPER GIANT BLACK HOLE
This newfound quasar (and its black hole), named ULAS J1342+0928, is 13.1 billion light-years away. it is also 800,000 time bigger than our sun , this black hole  it is believed to have been born only 690 million years after the big bang , making it one of the oldest things known to man and could explain what happened to a lot of the debris that was left over from the big bang.

 

THE EIGHT PLANET

Scientists have discovered another world orbiting the star Kepler-90, bringing that system’s tally of confirmed planets to eight – just like our own solar system ( i still count pluto as a planet ) . the new planet known as Kepler-90i is probably rocky, like Earth, and it’s the third world out from its star, which is a bit hotter than our sun. But the similarities with our home planet probably end there: Kepler-90i completes one orbit every 14.4 Earth days and is therefore probably much too hot to host life. Indeed, average surface temperatures on the planet probably hover around 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius)

A SUPER FAST GROWING BLACK HOLE

Researchers have spotted the fastest-growing black hole ever found — and have seen the (thankfully) distant devourer consume a mass equivalent to Earth’s sun every two days. now that is a lot. The amount of light that it put out would out shine our moon if this black hole was in our galaxy. ( As dust and gas are pulled into a black hole , they rub together causing friction, soon the are rubbing so fast they create heat ,light, and radiation, so even though we cant see a black hole , we can see the energy disk it creates )   Luckily, though, the black hole is far enough away that it likely released its light more than 12 billion years ago, the researchers said. The energy it emits is mostly ultraviolet light, but it also releases X-rays. “Again, if this monster was at the centre of the Milky Way, it would likely make life on Earth impossible with the huge amounts of X-rays emanating from it,”  ( remember the centre of our galaxy is 27,000 light years away )

2 comments on NEW DISCOVERIES

  • Arta says:

    Thank you for the interesting new facts about our universe. I am actually quite interested in the new discoveries about the universe so I will bookmark your page to stay up to date on this topic. It is just so amazing that we are able to explore the universe so far away. I have always wondered how do they do that? It is a little bit ridiculous though that we have explored neither our planet completely nor a human body for 100%, but we explore such far away distances.
    What do you think – is there life out there anywhere?

    • raven says:

      I too like the idea of how things in the universe can change our understanding of the things here too. and yes your are right we do need to look at our planet and ourselves a lot more too. I think  if countries paid for science and research as much as the paid to sports ( footballer player getting $60 million a year ) we would  advance medical research  about 20 years.

      I think the first life we will find will be single cell organisms or plants, the l;iitle green men is still a thousand years

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