Exoplanet WASP-12b Creates Shock Wave

Exoplanet WASP-12b Creates Shock Wave

Exoplanet WASP-12b was discovered in April 2008. This is planet, whose radius is about 1.8 radius of Jupiter is very close to its star, their shares only 3.4 million kilometers, the temperature at the surface of the WASP-12b hovering around 2.2 thousand degrees Celsius.Resercheas studied WASP-12b by telescope Hubble found that one of the biggest exoplanet has a magnetosphere and creates a shock wave in front of him. Scientists watched as the planet passes across the disk of its star. They found that radiation of the star in first obscured in the ultraviolet part of thespectrum. According to this they think that this effect may be due to the fact that the planet which moves through the flying of the star stream of particles,creates a shock wave.

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