Weird planets in space | Weird planets names : Well these below planets certainly are different from Earth and today let’s check out the top 10 strangest planets in space. For this list, we will be looking at planets that have us constantly scratching our heads in the wilderness making us question what we know or what we think we know. check out below list of strange or weirdest planets discovered ever.
Top 10 Weirdest Planets In The Universe :
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10. HD 209 458 b
“HD 209 458 b”, an extrasolar or exoplanet is defined as a planet that orbits a star and is part of a solar system other than our own. HD 209 458 be otherwise known as Osiris is an extrasolar planet located in the Pegasus system and it’s pretty close to its star and by pretty close we mean very close, so close in fact it’s literally wasting away, only about 4.3 million miles away from the star. Hydrogen is evaporating the planet, gases are believed to be trailing thousands of miles behind it, of course is with 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures will do that. This planet stands at 10th position being weirdest planets discovered by nasa.
9. J 1407 B
“J 1407 B” referred to as a super Saturn. This sub stellar companion to the star called once wasp J 1407, has rings just like Saturn does. However J 1407 B’s rings are much larger in diameter. There are over 30 of them and they’re 640 times as vast with a radius of approximately 55 million miles and this phenomenon still continues to baffle scientists worldwide. The exoplanet or brown dwarf is about four hundred and twenty light-years away but if it were in Saturn’s place we’d see the rings from Earth and they’d cover a pretty large portion of the sky while the planet itself would not visible at all. This planet stands at 9th position being weirdest planets in space.
8. Gliese 581c
This planet was found by michelle maher and it orbits with two other planets around a very small star.
A super-earth is an exoplanet with a mass much higher than Earth and this planet was the first one discovered in the habitable zone of its system, at least on paper. Being in the habitable zone means there may be a chance for liquid water to be found on the planet but it’s dependent on the distance from the star orbits, energy output and the planet’s atmosphere. Although Gliese 581c happens to be in that zone, it orbits a red dwarf star which is prone to unleash violence solar flares that means the likelihood of it being habitable is remote. Additionally, the planet seems to be tidally locked which means one side of it is fortune hot and the other is freezing with only a small habitable section in between. This planet stands at 8th position being weirdest planets in the universe.
7. PSR B1620-26b
Aptly named after the oldest person mentioned in the Bible, Methuselah or PSR B1620-26b, is one of the oldest known exoplanets in the universe at roughly 12.7 billion years old which is only 1billion years after the Big Bang. A billion years is still a billion years though it is a relatively short time in the grand scheme of things. It found in the center of a globular cluster of stars that is a spherical formation of stars bound together by gravity. This planet perplexes scientists, as its believes, that planets didn’t have the necessary materials to form that soon after the Big Bang. yet there “Methuselah” is, upsetting the applecart of knowledge. This planet stands at 7th position being weird planets in space.
TrEs-2b also known as “Kepler-1b”, found in the draco constellation. This is the darkest planet in the known universe. This exoplanet is a gas giant and is classified as hot Cupid ER. It reflects at most one percent of light making it darker than cold. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why it’s so dark though one unconfirmed reason could be due to an absence of reflected clouds but not only is it dark the planet is also scorching that it’s so hot it has a faint red glow which only adds to its ominous an eerie composition. This planet stands at 6th position being weird planets in the universe.
5. HD 106906 b
To put it into a pop cultural perspective, this planet resembles Gallifrey, the home of a certain two-hearted time-traveling doctor. So many people seem to think so that a petition was signed by tens of thousands to officially change the name to Gallifrey, while it hasn’t been done yet, Pope hasn’t been lost that it will happen eventually. Syfy aside, by all accounts this planet should not even exist, it orbits its star roughly 60 billion miles away which has scientists scratching their heads as this shouldn’t be possible. To put things into perspective that’s about 650 times the distance between Earth and the Sun. This planet stands at 5th position being weird planets found.
Even if we have the means to travel these extreme distances, this is one planet you might want to leave off your itinerary. it dubs the hell planet for a reason. its parent star looms so close but it covers the majority of the sky. it’s theorized to have been a gas giant before its migration and has since had its gases vaporized by the Sun, which only the rocky core of the planet left. leg Gliese 581c, it’s believed to be tidally locked with one side reaching up to 47 degrees Fahrenheit and the other side hundreds of degrees below zero. This planet stands at 4th position being strange planets discovered.
3. Gliese 436 b
Gliese 436 b, located around 30 light-years away from Earth towards the Leo constellation, is an ice planet with a temperature of around 800 degrees Fahrenheit. wait.. what ? yep! you heard that right!, roughly the size of Neptune, the surface of the planet is covered entirely in ice as well as probably helium and hydrogen. Yet its constantly on fire, astronomers predict due to the nature of the hot ice that it’s able to remain solid due to the planet high gravity which allows the ice to stay in a solid state, still an image of burning ice is a tough thing to wrap your head around. This planet stands at 3rd position being strange planets found.
2. Kepler 438 b
When this planet’s discovery was announced in 2015, It generated a lot of excitement, as it was dubbed, a second earth. Unfortunately, that does not mean we can just pack up and leave, as it is still 470 light-years away located in the constellation Lyra. In simpler terms, with our current technology in fastest spacecraft, it would take some two million years to get there. so yeah, not going to happen any time soon. Despite it having the highest confirmed earth similarity index as of early 2018, guess we’ll just have to settle for Mars. This planet stands at 2nd position being strange planets in universe.
1. 55 cancri e
A planet that’s one-third diamond you say, count us in. Although its surface temperature can reach around 3,100 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s still awesome to picture a planet with a surface of solid diamonds. Although this isn’t 100% confirmed, it’s been theorized that the planet is composed of mostly carbon, and due to the pressure and heat from its parent star and the planets interior, its
mass has been compressed into diamond. Twice the size of Earth, the total value of the planet is worth 26.99 million dollars which is 385 quadrillion times more than the Earth’s GDP. Sign us up, when they crack the whole light speed travel and not burning to death and extreme heat thing. This planet stands at Number 1, being strangest planets in space.