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Dizzy Planet Has Eight-Hour Day

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CygnusX-1
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Apr30-14, 12:34 PM
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by Jacob Aron

Do you feel there is never enough time in a day? Then don't move to Beta Pictoris b. A day on this fast-paced exoplanet lasts just 8 hours, making it a poor choice for the temporally challenged.

Link: New Scientist
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by Jacob Aron

Do you feel there is never enough time in a day? Then don't move to Beta Pictoris b. A day on this fast-paced exoplanet lasts just 8 hours, making it a poor choice for the temporally challenged.

Link: New Scientist
What's the news here? Jupiter, in our own solar system, has a day equal to just under 10 hours.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter
CygnusX-1
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Apr30-14, 05:44 PM
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The news is twofold:

First, this is the first time astronomers have measured an extrasolar planet's rotation.

Second, the planet spins faster than any in our solar system. Jupiter, the Sun's fastest-spinning planet, rotates once every 9 hours, 55 minutes.


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