[meteorite-list] Kepler 36b

From: Sterling K. Webb <sterling_k_webb_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:41:45 -0500
Message-ID: <4663BC9A22BC48F0959BDCE53F1537D9_at_ATARIENGINE2>


The newly discovered exo-planet, Kepler 36b,
is being called a "SuperEarth. It's 1.486 Earth
radii with 4.46 Earth masses. That gives it a
density of 7.46.

I say it's NOT a SuperEarth; it's a cannonball,
comprised of mostly iron and some refractory
slag on the surface.

The other one, Kepler 36c, the so-called
"Neptune," is actually a gassy IceBall, like
Saturn with a small icy core, with its density
of 1.12, (8.08 Earth masses and 3.679 Earth

Both of them have estimated temperatures
in the 900 C. range. Kepler 36b probably
has rivers of gold and silver, with glistening
lakes of lead and mountains of tungsten.

Like all the exo-planets, they are oddballs.
No "normal" planets attract enough attention
to be noticed by alien human surveys. Don't
want to stand out. Just act natural. Nothing
to see here. Move along, please.

Sterling K. Webb
Received on Fri 22 Jun 2012 03:41:45 PM PDT

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