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Spectrum Reveals Extreme Exoplanet Is Even More Exotic

5 Oct 2021, 15:32 UTC
Spectrum Reveals Extreme Exoplanet Is Even More Exotic

ESO/M. Kornmesser

Considered an ultra-hot Jupiter – a place where iron gets vaporized, condenses on the night side and then falls from the sky like rain – the fiery, inferno-like WASP-76b exoplanet may be even more sizzling than scientists had realized.

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