Posted By: Mona - Astronomy Hot Jupiters - New article - 07/19/21 01:54 PM
The first exoplanets discovered were orbiting a rapidly rotating neutron star formed in a supernova explosion. The first planet orbiting a sunlike planet was just as much a surprise. What was a giant planet doing so close to its star? It was a "hot Jupiter" and there have been many more since.

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