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Mystery World Baffles Astronomers

30 Oct 2013, 18:00 UTC
Mystery World Baffles Astronomers David Aguilar (CfA)

Kepler-78b is a planet that shouldn't exist. This scorching lava world circles its star every eight and a half hours at a distance of less than one million miles - one of the tightest known orbits.

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