Astronomers Discover a Planet Satellite Fully Covered in Lava

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In space, scientists found an outer satellite covered with lava of a giant planet. The building, which is 550 light-years away, seems to have quite impossible conditions for life.
There are millions of galaxies in the universe other than ours. Each of these galaxies has thousands of stars and many more planets than this number. Some of these planets have their own moons.

So far, we haven’t yet been able to observe the satellites of a planet outside our own solar system, but scientists are confident that these structures exist. In fact, some of these structures are believed to have ideal conditions for life. (These structures are called moon-moon.)

According to an article in the Astrophysical Journal, currently in arXiv, researchers at the University of Bern have discovered the traces of a new external satellite candidate. This satellite revolves around a giant planet 550 light-years away. The stony structure is covered with magma. The satellite resembles the planet Mustafar, where Obi-Wan and Anakin duel in Star Wars.

Researchers have detected sodium output around the gas giant. In the case of the planet WASP-49b, the emergence of such a structure brought up a magma-covered satellite. This satellite is similar to our solar system, Jupiter’s Io.

Researcher Apurva Oza says that natural sodium gas is too far from the planet, which cannot be explained by planetary winds. “It looks like the planet Mustafar, where Jedi died, known as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars,” the researcher explains. (In the Star Wars series, Anakin doesn’t die there, but he is rescued by Palpatine, transforming the dark Sith lord into Darth Vader. Obi-Wan says that Skywalker did not die there, and that the fallen jedi was transformed into the dark Sith lord.)

According to Oza, this satellite emits sodium and potassium. However, this result is not yet clear, as the large accumulation of ionized gas around the planet may be the main reason for this.

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