Top 10 Most Intriguing Extrasolar Planets

Top 10 Most Intriguing Extrasolar Planets. ‘The first planets outside our solar system were spotted in 1990, in orbit around a dying, radiation-spewing star very different from our Sun. In the years since, scientists have turned up even stranger worlds. Starting in 1995 with 51 Pegasi b – the first extrasolar, or “exoplanet”, discovered around a normal star – planet hunters have found alien worlds that run the gamut in terms of diversity. There are large, gassy giants and small and rocky worlds. Some are two-faced worlds of fire and ice, and some float eerily through space, bound to no star. In the dozen years since the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, the number of known and suspected exoplanets has climbed to nearly 230. Here are some record holders and oddballs.’

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