August 8, 2013
Astronomers have snapped a photo of a pink alien world that’s the smallest yet exoplanet found around a star like our sun.
The alien planet GJ 504b is a colder and bluer world than astronomers had anticipated and it likely has a dark magenta hue, infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii revealed.
“If we could travel to this giant planet, we would see a world still glowing from the heat of its formation with a color reminiscent of a dark cherry blossom, a dull magenta,” study researcher Michael McElwain, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., said in a statement from the space agency.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm