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Posted by: Cocyte
« on: March 11, 2013, 03:14:04 PM »

The day and the year are both 45 terran hour long. Obviously tidaly locked. So there's indeed a "cold" side.
Posted by: TheDeadlyShoe
« on: March 11, 2013, 02:19:11 PM »

How long is its year? :)

Sure, the summers may be hot, but it's 10d cooler in winter!
Posted by: Cocyte
« on: March 11, 2013, 12:25:36 PM »

It's probably a bit too sunny actually



I actually imagine the thing as being an ocean of molten silicon...



It's surprising that the atmosphere is not also composed of vaporized iron (Boiling point of iron is 2862 °C, a tiny bit lower than the average temperature on this hellhole)

EDIT :

As strange as it may seems, those kind of planets exists :
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/kepler-78b-exoplanet-0819.html

"There are more things in heaven and earth..."
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