Five new 'hot Jupiters' discovered using WASP instrument

Five new 'hot Jupiters' discovered using WASP instrument

The newly discovered planets were designated WASP-119 b, WASP-124 b, WASP-126 b, WASP-129 b and WASP-133 b, 'Phys.Org' reported.

Wind hurtles across this exoplanet at 5400 mph

Wind hurtles across this exoplanet at 5400 mph

 The wind speed recorded is 20x greater than the fastest ever known on earth, where it would be seven times the speed of sound.

Hubble reveals temperature variations of `hot Jupiters`

Hot Jupiters are giant exoplanets, similar in size to Jupiter that orbit so close to their stars that their atmospheres can reach temperatures of 1000-3000 degrees Celsius.

NASA`s Spitzer Telescope dissecting `hot Jupiters`

Thanks to NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope, researchers are beginning to dissect an exotic class of exoplanets, called hot Jupiters, revealing raging winds and other aspects of their turbulent nature.

`Hot Jupiters` probably oust earth-like planets

In the hunt for Earth-like planets, it is helpful to seek clues and patterns that can aid scientist narrow down the types of systems.