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Bizarre, scorching exoplanet WASP-76 b may be even hotter than we thought



The exoplanet WASP-76 b may be hotter than scientists had thought — and that’s really saying something.

WASP-76 b, which lies about 640 light-years from the sun, is an “ultrahot Jupiter” that zips around its parent star once every 1.8 Earth days. This extreme proximity to the star has molded the gas giant into a bizarre hell world with no analog in our own solar system.





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