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For the first time, Ultra-Hot Neptune has been orbiting a ‘Sun-like star’

For the first time, Ultra-Hot Neptune has been orbiting a ‘Sun-like star’

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Another exoplanet disclosure is the first of its sort, sitting in a strange 'hole' of exoplanets madly near their host stars. The planet is a Neptune-sized body that whips around its star once every 19 hours. At no other time has a Neptune-sized exoplanet been found with an orbital time of not exactly a day. Generally, exoplanets this near their star are either gas monsters, known as super hot Jupiters, or littler, rocky planets like Earth, Mercury, Mars and Venus, known as super brief period planets. This new class, spoken to by this sole part, has been named "ultra-hot Neptunes". Curiously, its properties recommend the exoplanet has a comparable thickness to Neptune, with an environment that establishes at any rate 9 percent of the planetary mass. This brings up the issue, how ...