‘Super-Earth’ Planet With An Orbital Period Of Less Than 7 Hours Discovered

‘Super-Earth’ Planet With Orbital Period Of Less Than 7 Hours Discovered

Kepler’s K2 mission has revealed the presence of another ‘Super-Earth’ planet. The newly discovered planet, designated EPIC 246393474 b (or C12_3474 b), is 'more than' five times more massive than the Earth and orbits its parent star every 6.7 hours, making it the planet having the shortest orbital period known to date with a precisely determined mass.

An illustration of the proposed magnetic deflector

Scientists Have Proposed A Plan To Build A Massive Shield To Protect Earth From Solar Storms

Extreme weather space events could potentially wipe out the electrical grids and cause widespread technological damage. To prevent or mitigate such a catastrophe, scientists have proposed a plan to construct a massive ‘magnetic deflector’ that would sit like a shield between Earth and the Sun, deflecting the sun’s harmful particles back into space.

Jupiter is not only the largest planet in our solar system, but it’s also the oldest, according to new research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. (Image: NASA)

Jupiter Is The Oldest Planet In Our Solar System, Study Confirms

Study confirms Jupiter as the oldest planet in our Solar System. Looking at tungsten and molybdenum isotopes on iron meteorites, researchers found that meteorites are made up from two genetically distinct nebular reservoirs that coexisted but remained separated between 1 million and 3-4 million years after the explosion of a nearby star called a supernova 4600 million years ago that led to the formation of Solar System.

Aliens Haven’t Contacted Us Yet Because They’re Hibernating

Aliens Haven’t Contacted Us Yet Because They’re Hibernating, New Study Suggests

New study suggests advanced aliens do exist, but they haven't yet made contact because they are in a self-imposed state of hibernation, waiting for our Universe to become more habitable. According to paper published in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, alien lifeforms are most likely to have transitioned into a digital mode of existence.