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There are Planets So Close to Their Stars That They Have Magma Oceans 100km Deep and Winds...

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There are Planets So Close to Their Stars That They Have Magma Oceans 100km Deep and Winds...

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    There are Planets So Close to Their Stars That They Have Magma Oceans 100km Deep and Winds that Go 8000 km/h
    by Matthew Cimone

    200 light years away, “super earth” exoplanet K2-141b orbits a star so closely that its “year” is only 7 hours long. Not its day…its YEAR! K2-141b orbits a mere million kilometers from the fiery surface of its star. Earth is 150 million km from our Sun. Even Mercury, the planet closest to our Sun, is …

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