Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Space

+ - The Densest Planet In The Universe (So Far)->

Submitted by RedEaredSlider
RedEaredSlider (1855926) writes "Astronomers have found what may be the biggest rocky planet in the neighborhood.

The planet is called 55 Cancri e. It is 60 percent larger than the Earth, eight times as massive and orbits its star so fast that an entire year passes in less than a day.

It is about 8.57 times the mass of Earth, plus or minus about 0.64 Earth masses. That gives a density of about 10.9 grams per cubic centimeter, twice that of Earth, which averages about 5.5 grams. The surface gravity would be about 2.7 times that of Earth, comparable to what one would feel at the cloud tops of Jupiter."

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

The Densest Planet In The Universe (So Far)

Comments Filter:

Did you know that for the price of a 280-Z you can buy two Z-80's? -- P.J. Plauger

Working...