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Hottest planet ever discovered has an atmosphere as warm as a star’s

The hottest planet ever discovered orbits a massive star so sizzling it burns bluish white. On exoplanet KELT-9b, a gas giant 650 light-years from Earth, temperatures during the day reach …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star

A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say. The discovery, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, represents the first time astronomers …