miercuri, 28 aprilie 2010

Corot-7b landscape

Corot-7b is the first planet orbiting the star Corot-7, a yellow dwarf star in the Monoceros(Unicorn) constellation. The distance between the planet and the the Corot 7 star is 2,500000 km. Like our moon Corot-7b has no rotation movement, exposing to the star the same face. On the surface exposed to the star there is an ocean of lava where the temperatures reach 2400ºC while the other face of the planet is frozen with temperatures that can reach -200ºC. The high temperatures of the lava ocean make the rocks volatilize and then when they reach the cold areas in the upper atmosphere become solid again and fall back in the hot ocean as a stones rain.

This is the way I imagine a place on the borderline area between the hot lava ocean and the dark and cold side of the planet.