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Ultra-hot exoplanet has a weird, wild atmosphere

11 Nov 2021, 12:36 UTC
Ultra-hot exoplanet has a weird, wild atmosphere

ESO/M. Kornmesser

Ultra-hot Jupiters – named as such because of their physical similarities to the planet Jupiter – are exoplanets that orbit stars other than the sun with temperatures so high that the molecules in their atmospheres are completely torn apart.

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