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  • BugOutlaw

    The monsters are multiplying. Just months after astronomers announced hints of a giant “Planet X” lurking beyond Pluto, a team in Spain says there may actually be two supersized planets hiding in the outer reaches of our solar system.

  • Bryan Superfreak Mangum

    HD 149026 b is one of the hottest and densest planets ever found. The surface is more than 2,000 °C — about three times hotter than the surface of Venus, the hottest planet in our Solar System. It is so hot that scientists think it absorbs almost all of the heat from its star, and reflects almost no light. The scorching ball is smaller in diameter than Saturn but has a large core that weighs 70 to 90 times the mass of the entire Earth. Its total mass is about 114 times Earth's.

  • Hermila Kline

    Red & Black Planet

  • Emily Harris

    In the blackest night: 10 NASA images of planets like Earth

  • Leigh Stroud

    HD 149026b- a "Hot Jupiter" in the Hercules constellation, 256ly away (artists' rendition)

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