NASA Has Identified Hottest Planet Yet Discovered

NASA Has Identified Hottest Planet Yet Discovered

Kepler-70b is really, really hot! NASA's incredible Kepler space telescope has discovered 1,032 confirmed exoplanets and another 4,696 candidates. Among those confirmed exoplanets, Kepler-70b has the highest planetary temperature ever observed at 12,398 °F (6,870 ºC / 7,143 K). Kepler-70b passes very close to its star, Kepler-70. So, close, in fact, that the planet completes one orbit [...]