Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Heavenly Body of the Week: The Dark World, aka TrES-2b

This is going to be a rather brief edition of The Heavenly Body of the Week, for it is too scary a place to dwell upon. This bad boy is a planet so dark, it's as if it were covered in flat black paint, but also a planet so hot, that it burns like a piece of coal in a fire. Yeah, this could be called the Coal Planet, but Dark World sounds so much better, and a lot more ominous too.

Not to be confused with the so-called Dark World of the second Thor movie (not that the movie was all that memorable to begin with), Planet TrES-2b, as it is so commonly called by the more stick-up-their-butts scientists, is one hell of a Heavenly body. Or perhaps, we should call it one Heavenly of a Hellish body. The temperatures on the surface can reach as high as 1800 degrees, and even with the faint red glow of this heat (it burns so hot, baby!), the planet is the blackest planet known to humans. I wonder if anyone from Public Enemy knows about this place? Yeah, they probably meant something else altogether. Whatever. Sometimes, the world is a very dark place. And sometimes it burns like Hell. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you die horribly on a dark, burning distant planet. Fear it. Fear it, indeed.

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.

1 comment:

  1. Does not sound like a planet that we would find fun to visit. Sunblock would not work