NASA Discovers Gravity-Squeezed World 'Exploding With Volcanoes'

By Jess Thomson | Newsweek |

NEWSWEEK - A roiling-hot exoplanet billions of miles away has been discovered, dotted with so many volcanos that it would visibly glow in the darkness of space.

This planet, named TOI-6713.01, orbits a star situated around 66 light-years away from our solar system and is a rocky world around 30 percent larger than Earth, according to a new paper in The Astronomical Journal.

This planet has been found to be extremely hot, with a surface temperature of around 4220 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than the surface of some stars.

"It was one of those discovery moments that you think, 'wow, it's amazing this can actually exist," study author Stephen Kane, a University of California, Riverside astrophysicist, said in a statement.

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