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Literally Hot New Planet Discovered 39 Light-Years Away

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Literally Hot New Planet Discovered 39 Light-Years Away

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Scientists have discovered an Earth-sized planet about 39 light-years away. The planet’s average temperature, they estimate, is about 500 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning that it almost certainly cannot sustain water, which is necessary for the existence of life. The planet is being dubbed GJ1132b and most likely has another issue regarding its habitability: one half of the planet permanently faces its star, similar to the way the moon faces Earth. It was discovered during routine telescope observation at MEarth-South Observatory. The Harvard University led array of telescopes is in Chile. The robotic telescopes have been regularly scanning the area of GJ1132b…

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P. H. Madore

P. H. Madore

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P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked's sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as well as some of her competitors. He is a major contributing developer to the Woodcoin project, and is currently nearing the completion of a cryptocurrency exchange in concert with the firm he primarily works for, Vermont Secure Computing Consultancy.

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