Julie Turner, Vanderbilt University Illustration CLASS-1b, star hot gas is very close to Jupiter that orbits its star.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012



ALASKA, KOMPAS.com – Astronomers have found two hot gas planet Jupiter around the star that shines so bright but distant. Hot gas planet Jupiter, sometimes called a Hot Jupiter, the planet Jupiter-sized gas located very close to its star.


The second planet discovered by Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (Celtic) in Arizona, the power of the telescope lens is only equivalent to high end digital cameras.


The first planets discovered so-called Celtic-1b. The majority of the planet is composed of hydrogen is only slightly larger than Jupiter but has a mass of 27 time.


With the melee, one year at Celtic-1b with 29 hours on Earth. The planet is 2200 degrees Celsius temperature and received radiation 6000 times larger than Earth.


“This includes the odd. It is one object that we do not expect any in the neighborhood near the star,” said Thomas Beatty of Ohio State University research involved.


Celtic-1b is located at a distance of 825 light years from Earth in the constellation Andromeda. A light year equal to 9.5 million kilometers.


Make astronomers wonder this planet because its orbit is unusual. “It’s massive enough to affect the tide in their parent stars and could play it,” Beatty said as quoted by Space, Tuesday (19/06/2012).


“Celtic-1b capture the star, so pull it spins the same speed, so good Celtic-1 and the star is locked to one another at the turn,” added Beatty.


Meanwhile, the second planet found was Celtic-2Ab, located 360 light years away from its star in the constellation Auriga.


Celtic-2Ab has a size of 30 percent and 50 percent larger mass of Jupiter. This planet is unique because it surrounds a very bright star to be seen with binoculars.


Celtic-2Ab planet orbiting a binary star system, called HD 42 176. One parent star the planet is larger than the sun, while others are smaller.


The discovery of Celtic-1b and KELT2Ab done with the transit method, namely by looking at changes in starlight when a planet passing in front of him.


The findings, presented at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 220, Anchorage, Alaska on June 13, 2012 last.

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