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Gotta love science- top 5 extreme exoplanets

A cool list of the most extreme exoplanets (An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet beyond the Solar System, orbiting around another star.) from Wired Science.

1. HD 149026b
This boiling world is one of the hottest and densest ever found. None too pleasant to visit, the surface of the planet is about 3700 degrees Fahrenheit (more than 2,000 degrees Celsius) — about three times hotter than the surface of Venus, the hottest planet in our solar system. HD 149026b is so hot that scientists think it absorbs almost all of the heat from its star, and reflects almost no light.

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