In MEXICO, D. F. , May 9 (THE UNIVERSAL) .- The Spitzer Space Telescope of the NASA Space Agency of the United States, for its acronym in English) has detected for the first time a light that emanates from a "super Tierra", beyond our solar system. Space The device is a pioneer in the study of the atmospheres on distant planets.
The Spitzer Space Telescope measured how much infrared light came from the planet 55 Chancre, which is probably dark. However, the side that gives his next star has a temperature of about one thousand 700 Celsius, enough to melt a metal, assured the NASA Portal. The Astra is not habitable and is classified as a "super Tierra", since it has the same size as our planet, but it has a brightness similar to giants like Neptune.
The assumption that the star is a planet with water and a rocky surface was reinforced. In this "super Tierra", the water is in a state both liquid and gas, is also covered by a layer of steam.
55 Chancre is 41 light-years away from Earth, being the closest to the star that prevails in a system of five planets. The results of Spitzer showed that this planet has a face that always faces the star, without being able to carry heat to the face not illuminated.
During the Spitzer Space Telescope mission adjustments were made to improve the ability to observe exoplanets, among which is a new way to use an instrument and the cycle of a heater that led to a greater accuracy of the device space.