10 Interesting Planets For You

Cool info about planets in our Milky Way.


Gliese 436 b (The planet of burning ice)

 Gliese 436 b is a Neptune-sized exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf Gliese 436. The planet’s temperatures exceed 800 Kelvin (or 980° F), however the planets surfaces consist largely of ice due to strong gravitational forces and atmospheric pressures. Because of this the planet has been dubbed “The planet of burning ice”.

J1407 b

This planet is much larger than Jupiter or Saturn, and its ring system is roughly 200 times larger than Saturn’s rings are today. If Saturn had a ring system of similar size, it would dominate the Earth’s sky and appear much larger than the full moon


TrES-2b (The darkest planet known)

TrES-2b is a giant the size of Jupiter. The researchers found this gas giant reflects less than 1 percent of the sunlight falling on it, making it darker than any planet or moon seen up to now.


55 Cancri e (The diamond planet)

Discovered in 2004, 55 Cancri e, at twice the Earth’s size and eight times its mass, is called “Super Earth”. Aside from graphite and other silicates, its main component is diamond. Its Earth value is $26.9 nonillion, 384 quintillion times Earth’s GDP of $74 trillion.


HD 106906 b (The loneliest planet)

HD 106906 b is located in the Cruz constellation, revolving around its host star at a distance 60,000,000,000 miles, over 20 times the space between Neptune and the Sun. Astrophysicists hypothecate that it is a failed star, thus challenging the binary star theory, since it is too small for binary formations.


PSR 1620-26 b (The oldest known planet)

PSR 1620-26 b is probably the oldest planet of the universe, old enough to defy the traditional astrophysical models. It is triple the age of Earth, and is thought to be just a billion years younger than the universe itself, when traditionally, it is believed that planets cannot be as old as the universe, because, 13.8 billion years ago, at the time of the big bang, the materials required for a planet to form were not there in the universe, then.



CoRoT-7b is believed to have been a giant gas planet initially, like Neptune or Saturn, but due to its proximity to its host, it gradually lost its gas and atmosphere layers. Since it is tidally locked, it always faces its star on one side where temperature is can be 4000°F, while the temperature on the side facing away is as about 350°F. The conditions lead to rock rain: vaporized rocks that fall as liquid rock rain, and solidify on the surface of the planet.

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The planets atmosphere has a temperature of over 1000 degrees Celsius and rains glass sideways due to winds of up to 4000 mph. This weather forms the azure blue hue of the planet.


WASP-12b is the hottest ever exoplanet discovered with an average temperature of 2250 degrees celsius. This is because it orbits just 2,115,000 miles from its host star – Earth orbits the sun at 44 times this distance. As a result, it takes just over a day to orbit the star, compared to a year for us.

HD 188753

HD 188753 is the first known planet to reside in a “triple star system”. This means that it orbits a star, which orbits a star, which orbits a star.