Eyeball Planets

By Michelle Starr

Science Alert Writer

You’ve heard of hot Jupiters. You’ve heard of mini-Neptunes. You’ve heard of super-Earths. But have you heard of Eyeball Planets? Yep – planetary scientists think there might be a type of exoplanet out there that looks disturbingly like a giant eyeball. Just sitting there. Staring.

But it’s actually not as weird as it sounds – the appearance of these bodies has to do with tidal locking.

Read the full article at Science Alert’s website.

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