Jupiter, but it orbits less than two times the diameter of its parent star away from the starÁs surface. When a planet orbits this close, it is expected to spiral inward, pulled down by tidal forces to be eventually ripped apart by the starÁs gravity. NGTS-10b, discovered by researchers at the University of Warwick, is named after the ESOÁs Next Generation Transit Survey, which detected the imperiled planet when it passed in front of its star, blocking some of the light. Although the violent demise of NGTS-10b will happen eventually, we don't yet know when.
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Publications with keywords: extrasolar planet
Publications with words: extrasolar planet
- APOD: 2020 August 18 Á TYC 8998 760 1: Multiple Planets around a Sun Like Star
- The Kepler 90 Planetary System
- Goldilocks Zones and Stars
- Water Vapor Discovered on Distant Exoplanet
- Artistic Impression: The Surface of TRAPPIST 1f
- Four Planets Orbiting Star HR 8799
- Closest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet