Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Waterworld - new planet classification

First there was Waterworld the movie, now there's Waterworld the new planet classification.  The planet class, which was observed by the Hubble space telescope, is categorized as having a watery mass with a thick, steamy atmosphere encompassing it. Planet GJ1214b was discovered in May 2009 by Zachory Berta and his MEarth Project colleagues.

Planet GJ 1214b data was now been analyzed by a team of astronomers led by Zachory Berta (Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (CfA).  Planet GJ 1214b is approximately 2.7 times the size of the earth and has been referred to as a super Earth class planet.

Full  Daily Mail (UK) Article

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