Hubble Spots Pitch-Black Exoplanet So Hot It ‘Eats Light’ from Nearby Star
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Hubble Spots Pitch-Black Exoplanet So Hot It ‘Eats Light’ from Nearby Star

Scientists studying the exoplanet WASP-12b have made a startling discovery: the planet is so hot it reflects almost no light, making it appear pitch-black. An international team of astronomers from McGill University, Canada and the University of Exeter, UK measured how much light is reflected by the exoplanet, otherwise known as its ‘albedo,’ in order…