October 20, 2020
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A Distant Blue Star Hosts One of the Most Extreme Exoplanets Known to Science – Gizmodo

The newly deployed CHEOPS space telescope has completed its first observations of an exoplanet, uncovering some fascinating new details about an ultra-hot Jupiter known as WASP-189b.
Hot Jupiters are Jupiter-like exoplanets located in close proximity to their host stars, hence their name. Ultra-hot Jupiters are basically the same thing, but, as youve probably guessed, theyre even hotter. Back in 2018, astronomers using the ground-based WASP-South telescope in South Africa detected an ultra-hot …

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