Potato-Shaped Planet: Some scientists also describe this planet as 'Rugby Ball in Space'. The name of this planet is WASP-103b which is in the constellation Hercules.
Rugby ball in space
This strangely shaped planet was named WASP-103b
This planet is hotter and bigger than our sun
You know that there are different types of planets in our solar system. But, there is another solar system in space, which also contains strange planets. One of these planets looks like a 'potato'. Some scientists even describe the planet as a 'rugby ball in space'. The name of this planet is WASP-103b which is in the constellation Hercules. Nearby is a star called WASP-103.
Remarkably, this potato-shaped planet is hotter and larger than our Sun. This planet takes less than a day to complete a circle around its star.
According to the European Space Agency on Tuesday, this is the first time that this strangely shaped planet has been identified. This has led to new information about the internal structure of such planets.
The team of scientists based their findings on WASP-103b based on new data from the agency's Cheops Space Telescope, NASA's Hubble, and Spitzer Telescope.
Scientists have also published a research paper in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. In this, the planet is twice the size of Jupiter and its internal structure is also filled with air like Jupiter. Researchers say that the planet's shape is similar to that of a potato, thanks to the Cheops Space Telescope.