Astronomers at the Institute of Astronomy at the Canary Islands have discovered a rocky planet from the earth about 32 light-years away, in which the year lasts only nine days. The planet is called GJ536, and due to its size it enters the category – super earth. It is assumed that its mass is 5.4 times greater than that of the Earth, circling around a star called the “red dwarf”, and for a year it lasts only 9 days.
Researcher Alejandro Suarez Mascarenho says such rocky planets are often put in groups, especially around stars of this type. Scientists are sure that it is possible to find planets that are distant from their sun and whose year lasts between 100 days and several years compared to Earth’s years.