Squeezed by neighbors, planet glows with molten lava

Extreme conditions on rocky planet surprise scientists
By Jules Bernstein |

UC Riverside astrophysicist Stephen Kane had to double check his calculations. He wasn’t sure the planet he was studying could be as extreme as it seemed.

Kane never expected to learn that a planet in this faraway star system is covered with so many active volcanoes that seen from a distance it would take on a fiery, glowing-red hue.

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