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Exoplanet Goes to Extremes


Exoplanet Goes to Extremes

(2)An exoplanet known as HD 80606b has been discovered to have extreme climate shifts and an unusual orbit. The gas giant orbits at a comfortable distance from its sun, except for a brief period where it veers in extremely close. During this time, temperatures can rise by more than a 1,000 degrees within a six-hour period. More at Space.com(1).

1. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/090128-hot-planet.html
2. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/090128-hot-planet.html

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