Scientists discover 'ultrahot' Jupiter-like planet where a year is only 16 hours

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Scientists at NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, an MIT-led mission, discovered an "ultrahot Jupiter" that's nearly five times Jupiter's mass and revolves around its star in 16 hours. The planet, TOI-2109b, has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant to date. Its day side is determined to be nearby 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting it the second hottest discovered so farThe discovery, which was created originally by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an MIT-led mission, offers a unique opportunity to astronomers to analyze how planets function as they are drawn in and consumed by their star. READ MORE
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