Newfound super-Earth alien planet whips around its star every 0.67 days


Oct 22, 2019
As the article says "The combined data allowed the team to determine that TOI-1685 b is a "super-Earth" about 1.7 times bigger, and 3.8 times more massive, than our home planet. The resulting bulk density — about 4.2 grams per cubic centimeter, or 0.15 lbs. per cubic inch — makes TOI-1685 b "the least dense ultra-short period planet around an M dwarf known to date," Bluhm and her colleagues wrote in the discovery paper, which you can read for free on the online preprint site (The paper has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.) For perspective: Earth's bulk density is about 5.5 grams per cubic centimeter, or 0.20 lbs. per cubic inch. The fact that TOI-1685 b transits and is quite warm makes it a good candidate for follow-up study by other instruments, the researchers wrote. In that regard, TOI-1685 b is similar to another recent exoplanet find made using TESS and CARMENES data, Gliese 486 b."

As exoplanet studies continue, the diversity described shows our Earth is a very good place to live compared to many others confirmed now :) This exoplanet has a surface temperature some 1069 K, water boils at 373 K and freezes at 273 K.

Here is another report. Ultra-short-period super-Earth detected by TESS, This report shows how warm, "These parameters make TOI-1685b the least dense ultra-short-period planet around an M dwarf known to date. The equilibrium temperature of TOI-1685b was estimated to be about 1,069 K. Therefore, it turns out to be one of the hottest transiting Earth-size exoplanets with accurate dynamical mass measurements."

TOI-1685b semi-major axis ~ 0.0123 au and host star near 0.495 solar masses.

An ultra-short-period transiting super-Earth orbiting the M3 dwarf TOI-1685,, "Dynamical histories of planetary systems, as well as atmospheric evolution of highly irradiated planets, can be studied by characterizing the ultra-short-period planet population, which the TESS mission is particularly well suited to discover...", provides some metrics for the exoplanet and host star.
Jan 19, 2020
Comparing our Earth to this "super earth" is the height of "scientific" news stupidity. With no proof that a planet revolving around its dwarf star in less than 24 hours and with a temperature that would boil water and all life is "Earth-like", "science" news continues to pump false concepts to the common and ignorant public... but the source ought to know better. Stop using terms that compare our Earth to planets that are in no way like our Earth. .. just say, "We think we have discovered a weird planet that is NOTHING like our Earth".
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