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On Strange Lava Planet and Iron World, 'Years' Take Only Hours

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Astronomers have discovered a scorching-hot "lava world" whose year lasts just 8.5 hours and determined that another planet candidate with an even tighter orbit is likely composed almost entirely of iron.

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Kath P (9)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:44 am
Our universe is a never ending source of amazement.

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Friday August 23, 2013, 3:56 am

Jamie Clemons (282)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:25 pm
Home planet of Iron Man.

Roger G (154)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:27 pm
noted, thanks

Dianna M (16)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:11 pm
Unlike here on planet Earth, where every 8.5 hours spent at work seems like a year . . .

For the love of God, don't tell the steel merchants and mining consortiums, they'll be lobbying the government for subsidies and tax breaks and out-and-out government grants to go exploit this iron planet, on the premise that "you have to spend money to make money" (translation, we'll spend YOUR money so that WE can make money--lots of it!) Oh, don't be so cynical, it'll mean JOBS! (OSHA being an earth-based organization with NO authority in space, tee hee!)

I'm depressing myself, I have to go lie down.

Lisa Zilli (17)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:13 pm
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