Astronomers probably saw an exoplanet collision for the first time.

Astronomers observed the star Kepler-107 and its neighboring planets Kepler-107b and Kepler-107c. The latter has scientists

discovered a strange feature - it turned out to be almost twice as heavy as its neighbor, Kepler-107b, and much denser. Its density was 12.6 g/cm³, and its weight was 9.3 times that of the Earth.

According to scientists' hypothesis, Kepler-107crelatively recently experienced a cosmic catastrophe - it is very likely that it collided with a neighboring planet. As a result, Kepler-107c is now a bare core, which explains the extremely high density of the cosmic body.

Scientists suggest that the core is 70% composed of iron and its various compounds. Now researchers are trying to mathematically confirm their hypothesis.

Previously, astronomers from Harvard Universityfound that almost all exoplanets found by mankind have no life due to the weak radiation of the stars around which they revolve. The fact is that red dwarfs, around which almost all existing exoplanets revolve, simply cannot provide the planet with the necessary amount of radiation to start the process of photosynthesis.