First exposed planetary core discovered allows glimpse inside other worlds

July 7, 2020 - General

The surviving core of a gas giant has been discovered orbiting a distant star by University of Warwick astronomers, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a planet.

Artist’s impression showing a Neptune-sized planet in the Neptunian Desert. It is extremely rare to find an object of this
size and density so close to its star. Credit: University of Warwick/Mark GarlickThe core, which is the same size
as Neptune in our…

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