Nasa discovers extreme exoplanet that’s hotter than most stars in the known Universe

The hottest known exoplanet, which is said to be hotter in places than most known stars, has been spotted 650 light-years from Earth.

With a day-side temperature peaking at 4,600 Kelvin (around 4,327 degrees Celsius), the newly-discovered exoplanet, called KELT-9b, is hotter than most stars and only 1,200 Kelvin cooler than our own Sun. The previous record holder, Wasp-12b, was found in 2008 and reaches temperatures of a relatively cool 2,500 K (2,200°C).

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