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For The First Time, an ‘Ultra-Hot Neptune’ Has Been Discovered Orbiting a Sun-Like Star – ScienceAlert

A new exoplanet discovery is the first of its kind, sitting in a strange ‘gap’ of exoplanets insanely close to their host stars. The planet is a Neptune-sized body that whips around its star once every 19 hours.

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A new exoplanet discovery is the first of its kind, sitting in a strange ‘gap’ of exoplanets insanely close to their host stars. The planet is a Neptune-sized body that whips around its star once every 19 hours.
Never before has a Neptune-sized exoplanet been found with an orbital period of less than a day.
Usually, exoplanets this close to their star are either gas giants, known as ultra-hot Jupiters, or smaller, rocky planets like Earth, Mercury, Mars and Venus, known as ultra-short period p…

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