According to the analysis of data obtained from the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescope, the WASP-18b, a hot Jupiter exoplanet lying at nearly 325 light-years away from the Earth, is revealed. The exoplanet has absolutely no water existence and the stratosphere is loaded with the carbon monoxide.
Such massive exposure to carbon monoxide is potentially deadly for any leaving creature including humans. Obviously, there must not be an existence of water on distant exoplanet, WASP-18b. But the good news is that the atmosphere on the planet is keeping researchers on their toes, ra6ther they said it is extremely different than anything they have ever seen.
Though, the planet was first discovered in 2009, the team of astronomers is researching on the atmosphere of the planet. They have also published a research paper on the subject in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
A doctoral student in astronomy from the University of Maryland, Kyle Sheppard stated in a press release that, “We don’t know of any other extra solar planet where carbon monoxide so completely dominates the upper atmosphere.”
The announcement has raised some to moniker the WASP-18b as ‘death Planet’, although the planet is not actually any more barbaric than any other exoplanet of its kind that is known as ‘hot Jupiter’. In fact, the planet is not even rally more barbaric than exactly Jupiter and Saturn, which is next to it, vaporizing a whole spacecraft in just few minutes, earlier this year.