Looks innocent enough. But looks can be deceiving.
It’s a safe bet this isn’t a great place for your next summer vacation, and not only because it’s over 75 light years from Earth.
The real kicker is the fact that this lonely little exoplanet with no sun of its own to orbit is encased in a thick layer of hot dust and droplets of molten iron. Temperatures inside these clouds are estimated to exceed 800°C (1,472°F).
That’s definitely too hot to handle! Learn more about PSO J318.5-22 here.
Image Above: Artist’s impression of PSO J318.5-22. Credit: MPIA/V.Ch.Quetz