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Probing a ‘Hot Saturn’

5 Mar 2018, 16:22 UTC
Probing a ‘Hot Saturn’ NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

When researchers talk about ‘hot Saturns,’ it’s natural to imagine a ringed planet in a close orbit to its star, rings being Saturn’s most prominent feature. But WASP-39b hardly fits this picture.

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