For all the fans out there and those who enjoy playing, this one is just for you! How about this recent discovery that will satisfy your wishes, that an actual planet could have the shape of what you appreciate the most, a football.
Imagine if choosing your home planet would be so easy, that you won’t have to think twice. We all have our preferences, but a football shaped planet? How intriguing is this? WASP-121b could be what you hoped for, if you’re a sports fan. This exoplanet will surely be in the top lists of all the connoisseurs out there.
It all began with NASA, of course, and its team of great astronomers who succeeded once again to amaze us. They actually have been studied this exoplanet, WASP-121b, quite for a long time now, and because they have been using the Hubble Space Telescope, a true star for NASA, they found out more. Their observations are truly amazing and we must take them 100 % in consideration.
Firstly, they stated that unfortunately, the exoplanet is a hot one, like a lot, and with its atmosphere reaching very high temperatures, almost 4,5000 degrees Fahrenheit, it makes it very hard to reach at some point. Also, the fact that its temperature reaches points so high, it alters its shape, almost completely, but resulting in something never seen before, a football shape. And now, all the sports fans out there, could give a round of applause.
Also, being so hot it made the iron and magnesium to totally vaporized, flowing into space as the star discharges the planet with an enormous force. A researcher gives us further explanations by stating that this exoplanet is actually a prototype for extra-hot Jupiter! Too sad, though, that it slowly starts to discharge more and more material out of its atmosphere.