Young Super-Neptune Offers Clues to the Origin of Close-In Exoplanets

This image shows the K2-33 system, and its planet K2-33b, compared to our own solar system. The planet has a five-day orbit, whereas Mercury orbits our sun in 88 days. The planet is also nearly 10 times closer to its star than Mercury is to the sun.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Release date:June 20, 2016, 11 a.m.
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