HD80606b, the Icarus planet

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    HD 80606b swings from over 100 million km from its star to a searing 5 million km, on the most elliptical orbit for a planet ever seen. Astronomer used observations of the planet to deduce what it must look like if you could see it with infrared eyes.

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    1. surgeprotector24 63 months ago | reply

      saw it on slashdot, very interesting planet.

    2. Willy The Fool.. [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      nibiru?

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