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Astronomers at the Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University have discovered a planet that is so hot, its temperature rivals most stars. | Robert Hurt, NASA/JPL-Caltech
Planets

Scorching Alien World Discovered That's Nearly as Hot as Our Own Sun

The planet, which orbits a star that's twice as big as our sun, is 2.8 times more massive than Jupiter — and is a study in exoplanet extremes.

June 5, 2017
12:56 PM EDT