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Newly Discovered Exoplanet KELT-9b is Hotter than Most Stars


The reason the exoplanet is so hot is because the star it orbits is more than twice as large and nearly twice as hot as our sun. “KELT-9 radiates so much ultraviolet radiation that it may completely evaporate the planet. Or, if gas giant planets like KELT-9b possess solid rocky cores as some theories suggest, the planet may be boiled down to a barren rock, like Mercury,” said Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt, who directed the study with Gaudi.

https://scitechdaily.com/newly-discovered-exoplanet-kelt-9b-hotter-than-most-stars/

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