MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Illustration of the exoplanet (extrasolar planet) Wasp 39b. Wasp 39b is a so-called hot Saturn, with a mass about one-third that of Jupiter. It orbits its host star, Wasp 39, at a distance of only 0.05 astronomical units, around a tenth of the distance of Mercury from the Sun. Some 700 light-years from Earth, the Wasp 39 system is the constellation of Virgo.
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