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Star discovered with temperature 'like a summer day on Earth'

• Terrence Aym
WD 0806-661 B may not replace Florida or Hawaii as getaway hotspots for vacation-seeking Americans, but it could be one of the galaxy's most unusual hotspots. Although astronomers have recently discovered Earth-like planets during deep space observations, WD 0806-661 B is not a planet, but a star. Amazed scientists describe its surface temperature as the coldest ever found, "like a summer day on Earth."

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