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Hubble's Blue Planet

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About 63 light years away, orbiting an orange dwarf star in thenorthern constellation Vulpecula (the Fox), is a massive, scorching-hot gas giant planet named HD 189733b. This 'hot Jupiter' orbits so close to its star that its year lasts only around 2.2 of our Earth-days, and it's 'tidally-locked' with its star, so that the same side of it faces the star at all times. Temperatures on the 'day s

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