NASA’s Exoplanet Hunting Telescope (TESS) has discovered the largest ’super-Earth’ ever seen, 200 light-years away, dubbed TOI-1075b.
TOI-1075b is the largest “super-Earth” exoplanet found to date, with a mass 9.95 times the mass of Earth. This means that if humans were on the surface of this planet, their weight would increase to 3 times that of Earth.
Astronomers think this exoplanet is likely rocky, like Mercury, Earth, Mars and Venus.
Based on how dim the star’s light is and TESS’s data it is possible that TOI-1075 has an orbiting exoplanet with an orbital period of about 14.5 hours and a radius 1.72 times the radius. diameter of the Earth, in an orbital period of about 14.5 hours.
Astronomers predict that TOI-1075b has a density of 9.32 grams per cubic centimeter (nearly twice Earth’s density – 5.51 grams per cubic centimeter). The equilibrium temperature of TOI-1075b is hot enough to melt the rock at the magmatic ant’s surface, which evaporates on the surface to form a metallic/silicate vapor atmosphere.
Astronomers will use the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to observe the exoplanet’s atmosphere, helping to determine if TOI-1075b has a thin, silicate atmosphere, or none at all. atmosphere. From there will help us learn about the formation and evolution of the planet.