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Extreme exoplanet: Astronomers discover alien world hotter than most stars


June 5, 2017

An international team of astronomers has discovered a planet like Jupiter zipping around its host star every day and a half, boiling at temperatures hotter than most stars and sporting a giant, glowing gas tail like a comet. Full Story

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