Astronomers recently discovered an object in space that was hotter than our star. This object resembles a planet, but its mass is 12 times greater than Jupiter. It is 650 light years from Earth and is the hottest object ever discovered in the Universe.
Scientists have named the object OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb. It is located in the OGLE-2016-BLG-1190L star system, which is toward the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The planet is about 2.8 astronomical units away from its star and orbits it in 3.5 years.
According to scientists, the giant planet is so close to its star that its temperature reaches 4.3 thousand degrees Celsius. This is 1.5 thousand degrees higher than the surface temperature of the Sun.
According to David Bennett, professor of astronomy at the University of Waterloo in Canada, OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb is the first object of its type to be detected by microlensing. This method is based on the use of a gravitational lens that distorts the star’s light in the background, allowing scientists to detect planets around distant stars.
Although the giant planet is very close to its star, it is not in the habitable zone. This means that there is no life on it, nor can there be.
But this discovery may help scientists better understand how planets form and how they evolve under different conditions. It may also help scientists better understand what conditions might be like for life in other star systems.