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NASA's Hubble captures blistering pitch-black planet
 

NASA's Hubble captures blistering pitch-black planet

NASA Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 15, 2017 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-... read more

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