Direct from distant planet: Spectral clues to puzzling paradox: Spectrographic analysis yields empirical benchmark for newborn 'hot Jupiter'

Direct from distant planet: Spectral clues to puzzling paradox: Spectrographic analysis yields empirical benchmark for newborn 'hot Jupiter'

CI Tau b is a paradoxical planet, but new research about its mass, brightness and the carbon monoxide in its atmosphere is starting to answer questions about how a planet so large could have formed around a star that's only 2 million years old.

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