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Rain of rocks on the planet

Astronomers have recently carried out further research on a planet called K141-2B to find out about the things and features that take place here, such as a hailstorm, about a kilometer from the sea of ​​lava. It is deep and the wind travels four times faster than the speed of sound. It was discovered in 2018. Astronomer Tu Jian Newgen says that this planet is very interesting because the weather here is severe, mineral rain. It snows. According to Professor Nicholas Cowan, the place is uninhabitable, but there is much to study. Astronomers in India and Canada say it is a rocky planet similar to our Earth.

It is 202 light-years from Earth. What is special is that the planet 141-2B revolves around its star in a few hours, but does not revolve around its orbit like Earth. This means that the planet The two-thirds of which is always in the direction of its star is always there during the day and the temperature there reaches 3000 degrees Celsius. While in some parts it is always night and the temperature there drops to minus 200 degrees. Astronomers say that due to such different weather conditions, it rains here.

As water evaporates on earth, it goes into the atmosphere where its clouds form. Rains refill lakes and rivers and then the same process is repeated. The same thing happens with K2-141B, but there the process is done with rocks.

Researchers say we need to keep in mind that everything on this planet is made of rock. During the day the heat is so great that the rocks evaporate, but on the other hand the cold is so great that there is no air. And everything freezes and becomes solid.

Researchers say that due to the hot and cold sides of the planet, strong winds blow at the speed of sound. And sometimes they reach 5,000 miles per hour. Professor Cowan says that these winds rapidly take the rock vapor to the cool side and begin to form droplets of rock, then rain of rocks and bring down. The sea is formed.

According to Professor Newgen, by researching this new planet, we can learn about the origin of our earth and the lava planets tell us about important parts of planetary evolution. All the rocky planets, including Earth, began as a melting earth. Astronomers will continue to do more research on this in the future.

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