Researchers describe one of the darkest planets ever found (Update)
A team of researchers with Keele University in the U.K. has described one of the darkest planets ever observed. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, the team describes the planet and where it appears to stand among other dark planets. The planet in question, WASP-104b, is a hot Jupiter, a gas giant that orbits very close to its star—approximately 4.3 million kilometers away from it (it circles its star every 1.75 days). It is deemed dark because its atmosphere absorbs approximately...