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The Hottest Planet


The Hottest Planet

'WASP-12b' has been found to have the hottest temperature of any known extrasolar planet. Closely orbiting a sun some 800 light years away from Earth, the planetat 2250 °C, is as hot as some stars. More at New Scientist(1).

Illustration: ESA/C Carreau

1. http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn14943-starhugging-planet-is-hottest-and-fastest-found.html

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