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Highly Unusual “Hot Neptune” Exoplanet 260 Light Years Away That “Shouldn’t Exist” – SciTechDaily

A team led by an astronomer from the University of Kansas has crunched data from NASA’s TESS and Spitzer space telescopes to portray for the first time the atmosphere…

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This artist’s impression shows LTT 9779b near the star it orbits and highlights the planet’s ultra-hot (2000 Kelvin) day-side and its quite toasty night-side (around 1000 K). Credit: Ethen Schmidt
A team led by an astronomer from the University of Kansas has crunched data from NASA’s TESS and Spitzer space telescopes to portray for the first time the atmosphere of a highly unusual kind of exoplanet dubbed a “hot Neptune.”
The findings concerning the recently found planet LTT 9779b were published…

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