Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Strange Planets

To the right is a planet that is the DARKEST planet ever found.  It's called TrES-2b.  It's blacker than coal and blacker than any black paint we have here on Earth, reflecting only about 1% of the light that strikes it.  Read more about it here (photo credit).

Did you know there is a PINK PLANET? It's name is GJ 504b.  You can see it on the left.  It orbits its parent star at 9 times the distance that Jupiter orbits our Sun!  You can read more about this planet here (photo credit).