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Astronomers uncover exoplanet shaped like a rugby ball

Astronomers discover exoplanet shaped like a rugby ball

Planets are commonly round bodies in area that orbit stars, at least most of the time anyway: We have just gotten our 1st glimpse at an exoplanet that has been deformed by its star’s gravity into a rugby ball-like system.

Even though it appears strange as heck, this is just not unforeseen — but it is the initially time we’ve at any time basically witnessed one thing like this out in the universe. The exoplanet, detected by the ESA’s Cheops exoplanet-looking mission, orbits WASP-103 in the constellation Hercules.