A rocky (exomoon) extrasolar moon with bubbling lava may orbit a planet 550 light-years away from us. That is urged by a global team of researchers led by the University of Bern based on theoretical foresight agreeing with observations. The Exo of the Io would resemble to be an extreme model of Jupiter’s moon Io.
Jupiter’s moon Io is probably the most volcanically active figure in our solar system. At present, there are indications that an active moon outside to our solar system, an exo-Io, could be hidden on the exoplanet system WASP-49b. “It might be a harmful volcanic world with a molten floor of lava, a lunar version of close-in Super-Earths like 55 Cancri-e” says Apurva Oz., postdoctoral fellow on the Physics Insitute of the University of Bern and affiliate of the NCCR PlanetS, the object that Oz and his colleagues describe of their work appears to be much more unique than Star Wars science fiction: the doable exomoon would orbit a hot big planet, which in flip would race as soon as round its host star in less than three days—a situation 550 light-years away in the inconspicuous constellation of Lepus, beneath the bright Orion constellation.
Astronomers haven’t but discovered a rocky moon past our solar system, and it is based on circumstantial evidence that the researchers in Bern conclude that the exo-Io exists: Sodium gas was detected on the WASP 49-b at an anomalously excessive-altitude. Observations of Jupiter and Io in our solar system, by the worldwide crew, together with mass loss calculations, present that an exo-Io could be a believable supply of sodium at WASP 49-b. “The sodium is right where it should be,” says the astrophysicist.