Imagine living one year every day. Well on Keplar 78b, which is just 700 light years away, you would. This planet orbits its star every eight and a half hours.
So if you’re forty years old on earth on Keplar 78b you’d now be, well do the math but you'd be a senior then some. Who knows what that would be in dog years!
Researchers have estimated that the top layer of the planet is probably completely melted, creating a massive, rolling ocean of lava at temperatures at close to 3000°C. Talk about global warmimg!
Since Keplar78b is so close to its sun and can be studied, it may soon be the first Earth-sized planet outside our own solar system whose mass is known.
The newly discovered planet is very dense and about the size of earth, but anything being able to survive there is unlikely due to the heat.
However, Josh Winn, an associate professor of physics at MIT, said that it’s possible that Keplar 78b is in the same “neighborhood” where brown dwarfs are prevalent therefore life may be possible.
‘If you’re around one of those brown dwarfs, then you can get as close in as just a few days, said Winn. ‘It would still be habitable, at the right temperature.’
If you could live on Keplar 78b, fifty would certainly be the new forty. Which begs the questions, have you seen the face of the 26,000 year old woman?