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Not for use in popular astronomy and related books for adults.
Extrasolar planet. Artwork of a hypothetical extrasolar planet. The view shows the upper atmosphere of a gas giant planet with its parent star rising above the cloud layers. Many of the first extrasolar planets discovered were gas giants which had orbits very close to their parent stars. Such worlds would be too hot for life to exist.
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