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One of The Blackest Planets in The Galaxy Is Headed For a Fiery Death – ScienceAlert

WASP-12b is one of the more interesting exoplanets we know of. Orbiting a yellow dwarf star a little bigger than the Sun 1,410 light-years away, the ultra-black…

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WASP-12b is one of the more interesting exoplanets we know of. Orbiting a yellow dwarf star a little bigger than the Sun 1,410 light-years away, the ultra-black planet is what’s known as a “hot Jupiter” – a gas giant exoplanet with similar mass and size to Jupiter, but so close to the star that it’s scorching hot.
WASP-12b has never exactly been in the most secure position. With an orbital period of just over a day, the gas giant exoplanet is so close to its star that a constant stream of material…

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