10 Planet Discoveries That SCARE Astronomers


Strangest planets ever discovered by Nasa! These latest and recent space discoveries 2020 reveal some of the strangest planets ever discovered. There are some planets like earth and some so different. The universe contains so many planets that it is impossible to count. These amazing space discoveries are for sure something you have never seen before. Subscribe to Factnomenal for more amazing discoveries and space videos like this one!

Number 10: Kepler-10b

We’re kicking off our countdown with Kepler-10b. Kepler-10B is the first confirmed terrestrial planet to be discovered outside the Solar System by the Kepler Space Telescope.

Number 9: Trappist 1-B

In the ninth spot of our list, we have TRAPPIST 1-b, a planet that has beaten most of our planets in the moon department.

Number 8: J1407B

Also known as Super-Saturn, this planet is extremely intriguing due to how it looks.

Number 7: CoRot-7 b

In the seventh spot of our list, we have CoRot-7 B, a planet with such a short orbital period that it revolves around its host star in around 20 hours.

Number 6: GJ 436 b

This planet is a physical contradiction. Its temperature is about 822 degrees F, certainly hot enough to evaporate water.

Number 5: Wasp 12B

In the fifth spot of our list, we have Wasp 12B, a planet that’s notorious for being elongated in a really strange shape due to the gravity of its parent star and its effect on it.

Number 4: HD 106906 b

It was originally suggested that the planet known as HD 106906 b shouldn’t exist due to it’s size and distance from its star.

Number 3: 55 Cancri E

In the third spot of our list, we have 55 Cancri E, a planet almost everyone on Earth would love if they could just traverse 40 light-years to it.

Number 2: Kepler 70 b

We’ve seen blistering hot planets in this list, but none are as absolutely scorching as Kepler 70b, the hottest planet in the Universe.

Number 1: Kepler-16b

This is one of the few known circumbinary planets, which means that it circles around two stars, similar to Luke Skywalker’s home planet in Star Wars.

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