A new planet is found, burning itself


San Francisco Chronicle :: Images from the Hubble Space Telescope show that a giant planet orbiting a star far beyond the solar system is flying so close to its hot parent that its own dense hydrogen atmosphere is being swiftly blown awayaccording to the San Francisco Chronicle which is sourcing Nature for this story. According to the daily, this is the first time the Space telescope has: detected a huge cloud of hydrogen gas boiling off the planet’s surface into space at a temperature of 18,000 degrees.”

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