Tag: hottest planet


December 9, 2021

Imagine being able to celebrate a birthday on a planet every eight hours? One such planet is GJ 367b. That is, if we all have 365 days in a year, there it is just eight hours. It orbits its star, which is about half the size of the Sun, in about eight hours. It is…

Why is Mercury hotter than Mercury, even though it is closer to the Sun than Venus (475 degrees c)?

August 25, 2021

Venus is covered by clouds of opaque and light-reflecting sulfuric acid, and Venus has a darker atmosphere than all other rocks.