New planet hints we’re very lucky—or our models are wrong – Ars Technica

Astronomers have spotted a hot, heavy Jupiter that circles its host star with an orbital period of less than a day. We’ve either lucked out and caught it shortly before it plows into its host star, or some of the parameters that we’ve been feeding our models of planetary evolution are badly off.

Geeky astronomy fun!

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