Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever known

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It must be very frustrating dealing with something that happens on a scale of millions and billions of years. I don’t even want to wait 5 minutes for my code to recompile.


The newfound planet, K2-33b, is a little larger than the planet Neptune, and orbits tightly and rapidly around its star every five days.

I recently learned they don’t call Neptune a gas giant any more - it’s an ice giant now. But at 0.01 AU, all that ice would melt and it would be a… what? A water bomb?

Awww, it’s adowable.

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