posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 06:12 PM
reply to post by gortex
From the link in the OP…
From theory, astronomers expect the planet to be tidally locked to its host star, which means that one side is permanently facing in, and the
other side permanently facing away.
If true that is a toasty place. Unrelenting radiation blasts the surface raising the temperature to thousands of degrees. There would be no
atmosphere, having been wiped away by the close proximity to the sun.
But the back side, if tidally locked, could be as cold as mercury in our system.
Mercury rotates real slow, it is not "locked" to the sun. On the back side the temperatures are still way below freezing. And on the side facing
towards the sun they are boiling. As high as hundreds of degrees during the "daytime".
ETA: What is that movie with Vin Diesel where he's on that planet running from the sunrise???
edit on 30-10-2013 by intrptr because: