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20 Strange Planets That Are Both Interesting And Terrifying [Copy link] 中文

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#1 Gliese 581c - A Potentially Habitable Exoplanet
      

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[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8)]Gliese 581c is an exoplanet located 20 light years or 120 trillion miles (192 trillion kilometers) from Earth in the constellation of Libra. The planet orbits its star at a distance of 6.8 million miles (around 10.9 million kilometers), only 7% of the 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) distance between the Earth and the Sun.

#2 J1407b - An Exomoon Or A "Saturn On Steroids"

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[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8)]J1407b has been referred to as a "Saturn on steroids" or “Super Saturn” due to its massive system of circumplanetary rings about 640 times the one of Saturn’s rings.It is an exoplanet located 434 light years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus and is the only known exoplanet with rings similar to Saturn.



#3 Gj 1214b - The Waterworld

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[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8)]It is the most likely known candidate for being an ocean planet. GJ 1214b has no land, but only oceans that stretch all over the surface.If it is a water world, it could possibly be thought of as a bigger and hotter version of Jupiter's Galilean moon Europa.






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