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Exoplanet KELT-9b is the hottest planet discovered as of now, reaching temperatures as high as 4,300 degrees Celsius, almost 4/5ths that of the Sun. The hottest planet in our Solar System, Venus, reaches a maximum of about 460 degree Celsius. The planet is 650 light years away from the Earth.
KELT-9b is considered a hybrid between a star and a planet in regards to his atmosphere, however considering the planet does not have a nuclear core that fuses hydrogen into helium, it is not considered a star.
The planet is so close to it’s star that it only takes 1.5 days for a complete orbit. The Earth takes 365.25 days to complete one orbit around it’s star, Sun. Another strange thing is that KELT-9b, orbits it’s star around the poles, rather than at the Equator and does not rotate on its axis.
We often try to find exoplanets that are habitable. In turn, often missing out these high temperature planets with their weird characteristics. This is interesting and let’s us know just how far can things go in this universe.