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Telescope glimpses ‘most extreme planet ever seen’ where surface is 3,200C
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Telescope glimpses ‘most extreme planet ever seen’ where surface is 3,200C

WASP-189b was surveyed by the CHEOPS space telescope - and astronomers believe its surface is a blistering 3,200 Celsius, hot enough to turn iron to gas. 

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A new space telescope has caught a glimpse of a planet which astronomers describe as one of the ‘most extreme’ in the known universe.

WASP-189b was surveyed by the CHEOPS space telescope - and astronomers believe its surface is a blistering 3,200 Celsius, hot enough to turn iron to gas.

The planet is 322 light years from Earth in the constellation LIbra.

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The planet is one and a half times the size of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system - and has one side permanently turned towards its burning hot blue star.