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16 May 2012

Written By: grant on May 16, 2012 No Comment

National Geographic unveils Kepler’s latest discovery – a really black planet:

Orbiting only about three million miles out from its star, the Jupiter-size gas giant planet, dubbed TrES-2b, is heated to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (980 degrees Celsius). Yet the apparently inky world appears to reflect almost none of the starlight that shines on it, [...]

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