UNDATED: In this undated handout, an artist's rendering shows one of four planets found orbiting the star 55 Cancri. The discovery of this planet makes the system the first known to have four planets. (Illustration by NASA via Getty Images)

Scientists have discovered the hottest planet located 650 light years from the Earth, which is warmer than most of the stars in the universe and only 926 degree Celsius cooler than our Sun. With a day-side temperature peaking at 4,326 degree Celsius. The gas giant 2.8 times more massive than Jupiter but only half as dense because the extreme radiation from its host star has caused its atmosphere to puff up like a balloon. “The day side of the planet is perpetually bombarded by stellar radiation and as a result, the planet is so hot that molecules like water, carbon dioxide and methane can not form there,”said Scott Gaudi, professor at the Ohio State University in the U.S.


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