NASA’s K2 finds newborn exoplanet around young star

Posted by on June 20, 2016 3:13 pm
Categories: Science

Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected. The newfound planet, K2-33b, is a bit larger than Neptune and whips tightly around its star every five days. It is only 5 to 10 million years old, making it one of a very few newborn planets found to date.

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