A new transiting planet...
Not sure is this is the appropriate forum, but the extra solar planet hunters are coming up with some really odd discoveries..... this latest one seems right out of science fiction .... a super hot Mesklin... HAT-P-2b is an 8 jup mass, radius 1.18 jup, density 6.6gm/c3 planet (?) that orbits the F8 star HD147506 in 5.63 days at an orbital separation of 0.0685 AU and an eccentricity of 0.5e. But according to researchers its radius fits right on the theoretical curves for a super massive planet due to extreme electron degeneracy pressure. See http://oklo.org/?p=208
Or perhaps we have a cryptoplanet? See http://fr.arxiv.org/abs/0704.2860
Mesklin.... anyone read Hal Clement?
Hot jupiters, hot neptunes, evaporating worlds, carbon planets, pulsar planets, water worlds, variety galore....