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This scorching ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet is one of the most massive ever discovered

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Astronomers are expanding their understanding of what Earth’s rocky relatives look like around other stars as they add to the known population of distant planets, called exoplanets. And their investigations often come across strange things, like some newly discovered planets covered in molten magma that have “years” that last only half a day.

This discovery is called TOI-1075 b and is part of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) spacecraft.this his 4 year dataOlder missions revealed that the surface of TOI-1075 b was superheated to about 1,922 degrees Fahrenheit (1,050 Celsius). These extreme conditions result from the planet’s close proximity to its parent star, a small red-orange star about 200 light-years away. earthBut besides the planet’s scorching climate and ultra-short orbit, which takes only 14.5 hours, there’s another big reason. exoplanet class.

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