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Crazy Planet With Sparkly Skies and Lava Oceans Also Has Strange Mystery Trait

"Space is the coolest thing ever. I learn something new and amazing everyday," writes a commenter.

This exoplanet is called 55 Cancri e. It's a super-Earth, meaning it has a mass higher than Earth's but below our Solar System's ice giants, Uranus and Neptune. 

This planet orbits it star from so close a range that the heat from the star is enough to melt rock, so its surface has oceans of lava.

The video here is posted by TikTok user @thegalacticgal who always seems to have something extraordinary to share. This is no exception.


"Learn something new everyday. Thank you!" says a user.

"They can see these planets' weather but can't predict the weather on Earth," writes a commenter.

One viewer of the video is a bit skeptical. "Love how people can state what something is made of that's trillions upon trillions of miles away," the user writes.

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To which the video poster, @thegalacticgal, simply replies, "Science is cool."

"It blows my mind that we can tell that one side of a planet light years away is hotter than another," observes a commenter.

Another poster is very enthusiastic, saying, "Space is the coolest thing ever. I learn something new and amazing everyday."

To that we would have to agree one hundred percent.

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