A super Earth very close to the star, so as to surround it in just 11 hours, was discovered by TESS, the new planet hunter
With eleven hours on Earth to make a complete tour around the star of reference, the one just discovered thanks to the telescope TESS is a planet that falls right in the guinness of the records. It is a rocky world, with dimensions not dissimilar to the Earth, and extremely close to the star. A torrid hell for a “super Terra”. The celestial body has an atmosphere of torrid gas upset in sudden and infernal winds. The temperatures of this distant planet, positioned 50 light years from the Earth, would be around 500 degrees above zero.
The first observation will be followed by a series of analyzes through which experts can understand the conditions that characterize the planets so close to the stars. It is not excluded, for example, that the neighboring star, through the stellar storms, has “stripped” the planet of the atmosphere. In this case the object would be practically defenseless to stellar radiation.