In About 3 Million Years, WASP-12b Will Spiral into its Star and be Consumed

A new study led by Princeton researchers has confirmed that in the long run, hot Jupiters are destined to be…

2 years ago

Hubble Spots Pitch Black Hot Jupiter that “Eats Light”

New observations of WASP-12b conducted with the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the planet's sun-facing side "eats light".

5 years ago

Hubble Finds 3 (Relatively) Dry Exoplanets, Raising Questions About Water Outside The Solar System

Surprise! Three planets believed to be good candidates for having water vapor in their atmosphere actually have much lower quantities…

8 years ago

WASP-12b: A Carbon Rich Exoplanet

[/caption] Since its discovery in 2008, WASP-12b has been an unusual planet. This 1.4 Jovian mass, gas giant lies so…

11 years ago

Hubble Confirms Star is Devouring Hot Exoplanet

[/caption] We all like a hot meal, but this is really bizarre. Back in February, Jean wrote an article about…

12 years ago