(WTNH) — NASA says a newly discovered planet is so hot, it’s actually being vaporized by its own star.
The planet has been named KELT 9-b and is located about 650 light years away. KELT 9-b is estimated to be twice the size of Jupiter.
Scientists say it has a temperature during the day of more than 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit, making it hotter than most stars.
It is being reported as a Blue-A type star that is nearly twice as hot as our own sun.
The planet may be breaking down because it emits such a massive amount of ultraviolet radiation.