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One year on this giant, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long

23 Nov 2021, 10:00 UTC
One year on this giant, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long NASA, ESA and G. Bacon

The hunt for planets beyond our solar system has turned up more than 4,000 far-flung worlds, orbiting stars thousands of  light years from Earth. These extrasolar planets are a veritable menagerie, from rocky super-Earths and miniature Neptunes to colossal gas giants.

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