Astronomers studied a planet outside the solar system 129 light-years from Earth and found it to have a stormy atmosphere made of iron and silicate. The planet, known as the HR8799e, was first discovered in 2010 around a star in the Pegasus constellation, Which allowed astronomers to study it in greater detail.
According to the British Daily Mail website, the planet was studied using a new method that combines light from four different telescopes that are then integrated to allow scientists to analyze the planet directly. The massive brightness of the planets’ star is often impossible to see directly.
Scientists have usually used indirect methods to study outer planets because of the mysterious light of their stars. Scientists have said the planet is a different world from any planet in the solar system, much larger and smaller than any planet orbiting the sun.
“Our observations indicate that there is a gas ball lit from the inside, with rays of warm light hovering through stormy clouds of dark clouds,” said Sylvester Lacour, of the Paris Observatory in France and the Max Planck Institute for Physics Beyond the Earth.
He added that there are particles of silicate and iron hover around the clouds, and then disintegrate and fall into the interior.