NASA discovered a new planet
Kepler 10-b is the name of the new planet discovered by Kepler space telescope. Planet is similar to Earth in size, and it was named as the telescope. It’s the smallest planet ever detected outside of our solar composition.
Discovery of a small rocky planet is said to be one of the most important because it announces further research and methodology for precise measurement and discovery of the planet, which could have or already have a life.
Exoplanet is called Kepler 10-b as the space telescope with which was located it. Its surface is 1.4 times bigger then Earth from which it is located a 560 light years. The discovery was presented at the 217th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle.
On the project Kepler, scientists emphasized that in this result were combined their best measurements and they can now create an image of the planet. Kepler features 10-b are determined by the unprecedented accuracy and for the first time can safely say that the planet is rocky.
Even on this planet life isn’t possible. Daily temperatures reach up to 1371 degrees Celsius, said the main scientist on the project Natalie Batalha, which is more than enough to the molecules that make up RNA and DNA to disintegrate.