Scorching, Rocky Planet Twice Earth's Size Found To Have Thick Atmosphere

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Meet TOI-849b, a scorching, rocky planet twice the size of Earth.

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Scientists have discovered that it has a thick atmosphere.

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This makes it the first of its kind to have such a dense atmosphere.

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The planet is located 730 light-years away from Earth.

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Its surface temperature can reach up to 1,500 degrees Celsius.

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TOI-849b orbits its star in just 18 hours, making it extremely close.

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The planet's atmosphere is made up of hydrogen and helium.

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This is similar to the gas giants in our own solar system.

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However, TOI-849b is much closer to its star, making it a hot, rocky world.

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This discovery sheds light on the diversity of planets in our universe.