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A new planet with a “hellish” climate is discovered

The exoplanet was named TOI-2109b. It lies 861 light years away in the constellation Hercules. The planet was discovered from the TESS space telescope. The planet revolves around a yellow-white dwarf with a mass of 1.5 times the mass of the Sun. TOI-2109b itself weighs as much as five Jupiters.

It is located close to its star. This is one of the factors why it is so hot there. The planet makes a complete revolution in orbit in 16 hours. Most likely, the TOI-2109b has no atmosphere due to its incandescence.

Scientists have come to the conclusion that this planet does not have long to live. It is approaching its star and after ten million years it can finally fall on it.

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