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Fraser
2008-Oct-15, 11:20 PM
Planets approximately the size of Jupiter orbiting close to their star in other systems are often referred to as "Hot Jupiters." It would appear that a new classification is required: Very Hot and Very Fast Jupiters. WASP-12b is an exoplanet, about 50% more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star (imaginatively called WASP-12) over 800 light [...]

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timb
2008-Oct-16, 12:59 AM
HD 149026b is nothing like 2050oC. F maybe.