Hot Jupiter KELT-16b offers unique opportunity for research

(Phys.org)A large international team of researchers has found that a hot Jupiter called KELT-16b is likely to offer a unique opportunity for research for many years to come. In their paper published in The Astronomical Journal, the team describes known characteristics of the exoplanet and why they believe it offers an opportunity to learn more about several aspects of exoplanet characteristics and development.

Distant, massive planet spirals toward a fiery death into its sun

A huge, Jupiter-sized planet some 1,300 light-years away is getting too close to its sun and faces certain destruction, according to a new study.        

Fri 24 Mar 17 from USA today

Massive Alien World Hurtles Toward Fiery Destruction

A giant planet is in a death spiral as it circles nearer and nearer to the star that it orbits, with its doom only a matter of time.

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Discovery News

Giant Alien Planet Is Spiraling to Fiery Doom

A giant planet that is scorchingly close to its star may not survive for long, a new study finds.

Fri 17 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

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