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The Kepler mission has turned up yet another catch for the exoplanet zoo: a planet with an orbit a little over one-tenth that of our Mercury, that zips around its star in 2.8 Earth days. With that proximity, Kepler-21b isn’t much of a candidate for “habitable zone” nominations: outdoor cooking would be the order of the day. …

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Joke

Sounds like the perfect place for a triple-max security prison.......

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"all the good names were taken"

...hasn't been an excuse since Elite (or was it Elite 2?) gave us procedurally generated star names.

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Happy

So...

... would you call it Lave?

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Fahrenheit (note sp)

Who's used that since 1960? Oh, the US of course.

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3,000 degrees Farenheit?

What's that in the 21st century?

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Mushroom

Hot.

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Party

3 day year your say? Xmas, boxing day and new year on after the other. turkey might get a bit overcooked though.

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But it is already named,

Crematoria I believe

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Boffin

Hang on

1.3 solar masses in twice the diameter ? Isn't that eight times the volume ? That has to mean (off the top of my head) 1/5th the density of our Sun, doesn't it ?

And it's a young star - so probably burning hot, which might explain the exaggerated diameter.

Boffin icon, for obvious reasons.

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FAIL

You can't have it both ways.

"the brightest star in the Kepler star field"

"Invisible to the naked eye"

Well, which is it?

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