Have you ever wonder what things are laying beyond Earth? If you find the Earth to be really beautiful, look up the sky. There is much more that sounds absolutely greater out of the world. From the nearest neighbors to the most distant galaxies, the universe is full of wonders to behold. A universe is an amazing place that makes all humans wish to visit unto space yet it is full of many strange things and there are mysterious planets outside the solar system.
We call it “strange” and “mysterious” because we rarely see them with our bare eyes and scientists have discovered many weird things up there. Something that is very difficult to understand. Something that is very difficult to explain.
Weird and Inexplicable Planets is the Universe
10. HD 106906 (The Loneliest Planet)
The planet has been called as the loneliest planet because, despite its massive size, this planet orbits its star at a distance that is 20 times greater than the space between the sun and the Neptune planet which is about 60 000 000 000 miles. However, the HD 106906 is considered to be the failed star because this planet is too small for binary formations.
9. TrEs-2b (The Incredibly Dark Planet)
The TrEs-2b or the commonly called the Black Hole Planet which is just close to the size of Jupiter and located about 750 light years away in the orbit. This planet takes up too much light that scientist consider it as the darkest planet in the universe. It is darker than coal actually or a black acrylic paint. The discovery leads to some speculation that the atmosphere is laced with an unknown chemical.
8. Gliese 581C (The Murderer Planet)
This planet is just the same to other planets that are tidally locked. It is forced to face one way while orbiting its red dwarf star. It means that the side facing the star is scorching hot while the other dark side is permanently frozen cold. However, most scientists believe that this planet is the best candidate for human expansion due to its habitable portion.
7. CoRot-7b (The Rock Showers of Planet)
This planet is one of the strangest and most mysterious planets out the Earth. The planet has weird conditions that lead to rock rain. It vaporized rocks that fall as a liquid rock rain and solidify on the planet’s surface.
6. HD 209458 b (Planet Osiris)
This planet is located 150 light years away from the Earth. It has been the first exoplanet to be discovered in transit of its orbiting star which is 30 percent larger than the Jupiter.
5. J1407 b (Planetary Rings 200 times Larger than Saturn)
The Planet Saturn is commonly known for its immense rings but the J1407 b planet has larger rings than the known Saturn. This planet is located 400 light years from Earth with the larger orbiting rings.
4. GJ1214b (The Steamy Waterworld)
The GJ1214b planet is like nothing we know of when it was discovered. The huge fraction of this planet’s mass is made up of water. This is the reason why is has been called as the Steamy Waterworld. The temperature forms exotic materials like hot ice or superfluid water.
3. HAT-P-1 (Bigger than Uranus and Floats in Water)
The HAT-P-1 is a gas giant which is half the size of Jupiter and weighs approximately the same as the ball of cork. This is an incredible weird planet that has caused an uproar in the halls of academic astronomy. It is classified as the hot Jupiter that is nearly 25 percent than the modern models. The controversial story why the planet has swelled beyond the established norm perhaps, the job of humanity in the near future.
2. Gliese 436 b (The Burning Ice Ball)
Being the size of Neptune, this planet is 13 times closer to its parent star than the Mercury. This star is not as big as ours but it is called a red dwarf one. Because of the gravity, the Gliese 436 b pulls on the water existing on the surface leading it to form a solid ice even if the temperature is extremely high which is about 439 degree Celsius.
1. 55 Cancri e (The Diamond Planet)
This 55 Cancri e planet or the so-called diamond planet is seemingly the opposite of the TrEs-2b planet for it really shines extremely bright because it is mostly made out of diamonds. The commonly called diamond planet is located as far as about 40 light-years from the solar system which humans are not able to reach anytime soon. The formation of diamonds is due to the carbon-heavy planet and so the extreme pressures compact the carbon to form diamonds. The solid diamond is on its third part.