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Fraser
2010-May-20, 06:50 PM
We all like a hot meal, but this is really bizarre. Back in February, Jean wrote an article about WASP-12b, the hottest known planet in the Milky Way that is being ripped to shreds by its parent star. Shu-lin Li of the Department of Astronomy at the Peking University, Beijing, predicted that the [...]

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George
2010-May-20, 11:00 PM
I would expect WASP 18b and WASP 19b are also getting ripped appart.

No doubt the host of WASP 12b is a yellow dwarf due to planetary sulfur deposits on its photosphere. -- Your friendly neighborhood heliochromological pest.