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The Strangest Exoplanet Ever To read the full article, see: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/the-strangest-exoplanet-ever/

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Gliese 436 b // Click through to read about this planet. It has hot ice. Space is so fracking cool.

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Gliese 436 b ,The Strangest Exoplanet Ever -The Neptune-sized planet orbits a cooler, less luminous red-dwarf star (dubbed Gliese 436), completing one full orbit in just 2 days and 15.5 hours. - Credit: Dr. Jason Wright

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The Strangest Exoplanet Ever: GLIESE 436 B – A Burning Ice Cube

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Gliese 436 b (The planet of burning ice)

Back to the Gliese Solar system, but this time to visit Gliese 436 b, a planet that sits at 822 degrees Fahrenheit that is made entirely of ice! The core of the planet has such a high gravitational pull that the water molecules are packed so tightly that it stays solid!

So dig this, and it's 33 light years away! ~ETS (Gliese 436 b is a Neptune-sized exoplanet located about 33 light-years away in the constellation Leo. Astronomers believe that it embodies exotic states of water that causes its surface to be covered in burning ice. The pressure on the planet forces the ice to stay solid, but the extreme surface temperature of 570° F (300° C) superheats the water, causing it to come off as steam. - Unbelievable Facts About Our Universe | IFLScience.)

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The Neptune-sized planet orbits a cooler, less luminous red-dwarf star (dubbed Gliese 436), completing one full orbit in just 2 days and 15....

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