Too Much UV Light Could Turn Gas Planets Into Sad Rocky Cores

Too Much UV Light Could Turn Gas Planets Into Sad Rocky Cores


The atmosphere of a gas giant exoplanet located 163 light-years from Earth is being blasted into space by its host star, forming a ghostly tail. Excessive ultraviolet radiation is responsible for the celestial phenomenon, according to a new study, a discovery that could provide new insights into planetary formation.

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