Since I was a child I liked the stories about other worlds, other planets. I always imagine another “Earth” full of extraterrestrial life …. When I grew up, I started to follow, particularly, all news about the discovery of new exoplanets.
Every time it was announced that they discovered a new exoplanet, I immediately fully documented about that planet ….. Therefore, gathering all the possible information about all exoplanets, I’ll start write about a “top 10 fascinating exoplanets”. This Article is very big, so, today, I will mention only two exoplanets and, in the future, I’ll fill up the top. So let’s begin.
This astronomical body was discovered in the center of a “globular cluster“. Based on what we know about the formation of planets, they are born shortly after the star which they orbit around it, so, if the star’s exoplanet is as old as the universe, then the planet that orbits it is characterized by a similar age.
“Methuselah” was recognized as a planet only in 2003, it confirmation was great news for planet-hunters, reason? If planets could form as soon as the stars immediately after the Big Bang, then the universe abounds of such astronomical bodies waiting to be discovered.
Researchers claim that the exoplanet, named COROT-Exo-7b is not yet even the most pleasant place to visit. Although at first glance, water exists on Exo-7b, it is located into a borderline state between gas and liquid because of the huge mass of lava that covers this celestial body.
What is very interesting about this planet is the possibility of Exo-7b have been a frozen planet who migrated through its own solar system, transforming in time through heating, into a huge water planet.