- Astronomers from Harvard and Smithsonian find a very rare “hot Jupiter” exoplanet without clouds or haze.
- Such planets were formed differently from others and offer unique research opportunities.
- Only one other such exoplanet was found previously.
Astronomers detected a first of its kind hot Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze. Such planets are very rare, with only one exoplanet with a clear atmosphere previously found that one classified as a “hot Saturn”.
The “hot Jupiter” exoplanet WASP-62b…