Cheops Finds a World That’s Utterly Alien From Anything We Have in the Solar System

Cheops Finds a World That’s Utterly Alien From Anything We Have in the Solar System

The ESA’s CHEOPS (Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite) mission has announced its first discovery. It’s called WASP-189 b, and it’s a blistering hot temperature of 3,200 °C (5,790 °F), hotter than some stars. They’re calling the planet an “ultra-hot Jupiter.” CHEOPS’ job is not to find exoplanets, but to find out more about exoplanets discovered by other missions like …

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