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NEW 'hellish' #planet is so hot it would vaporize you and everything you hold dear TOI-1431b, a newly discovered planet located roughly 490 light-years from earth, is big. It's three times more massive than Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.  But that's not the most interesting part of TOI-1431b, not even close. TOI-1431b is hot. Ridiculously hot. Discovered by a #global team of #astronomers, led by astrophysicist Brett Addison from the #University of Southern Queensland's Centre for Astrophysics in Toowoomba, TOI-1431b is so close to its bright star that it has an orbit time of two and a half days. That means its temperature is among the hottest ever discovered. "These types of exceptionally hot planets, known as ultra-hot Jupiters, are quite rare," said Addison. This is a very hellish world -- dayside temperature of about 3,000K (approximately 2,700 degrees C) and nightside temperature approaching 2,600K (approximately 2,300 degrees C) – no life could survive in its atmosphere. In fact, the planet's nightside temperature is the second hottest ever measured!"

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89 views · Apr 30th

NEW 'hellish' #planet is so hot it would vaporize you and everything you hold dear TOI-1431b, a newly discovered planet located roughly 490 light-years from earth, is big. It's three times more massive than Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.  But that's not the most interesting part of TOI-1431b, not even close. TOI-1431b is hot. Ridiculously hot. Discovered by a #global team of #astronomers, led by astrophysicist Brett Addison from the #University of Southern Queensland's Centre for Astrophysics in Toowoomba, TOI-1431b is so close to its bright star that it has an orbit time of two and a half days. That means its temperature is among the hottest ever discovered. "These types of exceptionally hot planets, known as ultra-hot Jupiters, are quite rare," said Addison. This is a very hellish world -- dayside temperature of about 3,000K (approximately 2,700 degrees C) and nightside temperature approaching 2,600K (approximately 2,300 degrees C) – no life could survive in its atmosphere. In fact, the planet's nightside temperature is the second hottest ever measured!"

118 views · Apr 30th