The exoplanet was christened WASP-103b by the European Space Agency, and is located in the constellation Hercules
The European Space Agency announced the discovery of a exoplanet shaped like a football or rugby ball. It is the first time in history that an exoplanet with this type of shape has been found.
Through his official Twitter account, the THAT, for its acronym in English, shared the images of the exoplanet named “WASP-103b“. The mission “Cheops“was responsible for finding the curious planet.
“THAT has discovered an exoplanet orbiting its host star within a day has a warped shape more like a rugby ball than a sphere. The planet, known as WASP-103b, is located in the constellation of Hercules. It has been deformed by the strong tidal forces between the planet and its host star. WASP-103, which is about 200 degrees hotter and 1.7 times bigger than the Sun “, reported the European Space Agency on their website.
1/ Not all planets are spheres!
Meet WASP-103b, a rugby ball-shaped #exoplanet 🏉
— ESA CHEOPS – Characterising Exoplanet Satellite (@ESA_CHEOPS) January 11, 2022
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