Sunday, August 21, 2011

DSOM Post Darkest Planet Found


Coal-Black, It Reflects Almost No Light

Illustration of TrES-2b
About the size of Jupiter.

The newfound gas-giant planet TrES-2b is black with a slight red glow, 
experts estimate.

Orbiting only about three million miles out from its star, the Jupiter-size gas giant planet, dubbed TrES-2b, is heated to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit 
(980 degrees Celsius).



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