Astronomers Find Weird, Warm Spot On An Exoplanet

Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 20, 2010 ![][1] Observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a distant planet with a warm spot in the wrong place. The gas-giant planet, named upsilon Andromedae b, orbits tightly around its star, with one face perpetually boiling under the star’s heat. It belongs to a class of planets termed hot Jupiters, so called for their scorching temperatures and large, gaseous constitutions. One might th

[1]: http://www.space-travel.com/images/extrasolar-jupiter-exoplanet-transit-star-bg.jpg

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