NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been the source of some fascinating reports in recent months, and the latest is proof enough to make the hairs on your arms stand on end. They have found that a star, close to an alien planet is sending out mega powerful X-Rays – 100,000 times more powerful than those received by the Earth, due to the Sun.
This X-Ray radiation is causing 5 million tons of matter, direct from the victim planet to be blasted into space, every second.
Sebastian Schroeter, who works in the Univeristy of Hamburg in Germany issued a statement saying “This planet is being absolutely fried by its star, What may be even stranger is that this planet may be affecting the behavior of the star that is blasting it.”
The star is around 880 light years from Earth and is known as Corot-2a. According to data, the star is between 100 and 300 million years old, indicating a ‘fully formed’ status. Chandra literature suggests that this star is very active and the activity reported is generally found in much younger stars.
Kitguru says: We are such an infinitely small part of the universe.