One of the most metal planets to ever exist is a planet that is five times bigger than Jupiter and is so close to the sun that its daytime heat shreds atoms.
A paper published in The Astronomical Journal last week details the findings of the scientists who discovered the planet. It is considered to be an "ultrahot Jupiter", a phrase that describes gas giants that are close to their stars and have surface temperatures that are more than 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
The planet can hit daytime surface temperatures of over 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and it can travel in just 16 hours, which is one of the shortest journeys for a planet ever recorded.
It's very rare.
The gas giant was discovered using a NASA satellite. Researchers were able to confirm the existence of the ultrahot Jupiter after observing the planet over the next year.
The research scientist at MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research said in the release that they realized they had something very interesting and relatively rare when they looked at everything.
It was hot.
There were a number of extreme anomalies on the planet.
It gets so hot that the molecule on the planet can't stay together. When compared to other hot Jupiters, the planet is spiraling towards its star relatively fast.
Researchers hope that the James Webb Space Telescope will allow them to study the planet as it gets closer to the sun. The authors say that it will give them an incredible opportunity to study the nature of planets at their most extreme.
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