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This fateful alien planet has a year that lasts only 16 hours — it’s just getting faster

Astronomers broke yet another record and discovered a new gas giant with the shortest known orbit. The world only takes 16 hours to orbit the star — but one day the dance may end suddenly.

Newly announced Exoplanet It belongs to a category that scientists call “Hot Jupiter”. These worlds are more or less constructed like the giants of our solar system, but are nicknamed because they orbit much closer to those stars. Astronomers have identified more than 400 Hot Jupiters so far, but researchers say they aren’t exactly the same as the new discovery called TOI-2109b.



This fateful alien planet has a year that lasts only 16 hours — it’s just getting faster

https://www.space.com/exoplanet-hot-jupiter-16-hour-orbit This fateful alien planet has a year that lasts only 16 hours — it’s just getting faster

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