An illustration of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) at work.

Rare Neptune-sized exoplanet may face solar superstorm from star

The discovery of a Neptune-sized exoplanet in orbit around a hot, bright giant star may help explain why such worlds are rare.

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered a Neptune-sized planet orbiting a massive, bright star. The gas giant, named HD 56414 b, is being stripped of its atmosphere by its host star.

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