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Orbit of Gliese 436b around its host star

Artist impression of Gliese 436b | ESA/Hubble

Gliese 436 b ,The Strangest Exoplanet Ever -The Neptune-sized planet orbits a cooler, less luminous red-dwarf star (dubbed Gliese 436), completing one full orbit in just 2 days and 15.5 hours. - Credit: Dr. Jason Wright

Gliese 436 b // Click through to read about this planet. It has hot ice. Space is so fracking cool.

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Artist impression of Gliese 436b

Gliese 436 b

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The Strangest Exoplanet Ever: GLIESE 436 B – A Burning Ice Cube

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Far away in the Gliese star system is a Neptune-sized planet called Gliese 436 b. This world is covered in ice that burns constantly at 822.2˚ Fahrenheit (439˚ C). The reason why the water doesn’t liquify and then turn into steam is due to the massive gravity of the planet - it exerts so much force on the water that the atoms are bound tightly together as a solid: burning ice.