The European Space Agency’s new exoplanet search satellite, Cheops (short for characterizing exoplanet satellite), has made its first discovery since its launch in December, but this planet is definitely not the place you want to go. Cheops’ mission is to look at nearby stars to find planets orbiting them. Its initial discovery is the brightest hot Jupiter ever found in the universe, a gas giant called wasp-189b. Only a small number of planets are known to exist around such hot stars, and this system is the brightest so far. &Randall is the lead author of a paper on the newly discovered planet published in this issue of astronomy and astrophysics. < / P > < p > to imagine wasp-189 B, you need to imagine moving a gas giant like Jupiter closer to the sun – far in the orbit of mercury – like giving someone a front seat in a theater. Even the seats on the edge of the stage. < / P > < p > the planet is so close to its star wasp-189 (also known as HD 133112) that it can complete a revolution in three days. < / P > < p > this star is larger than our sun and is thousands of degrees hotter than our sun, making it look blue. The newly discovered hot Jupiter surrounds it, perhaps better described as barbecue Jupiter. < / P > < p > it’s clear that the planet doesn’t have very comfortable weather like the earth’s surface, where temperatures can reach 5792 degrees Fahrenheit (3200 degrees Celsius). This makes wasp-189b one of the most extreme, hottest planets ever discovered by astronomers, a place where even iron turns into gas. < / P > < p > & quot; we also see that the star itself is interesting, & quot; Randall added. &It’s not a perfect circle, but it’s bigger and colder at the equator than at the poles, making the poles of the star appear brighter. &The star’s axis rotates so fast that its equator expands outward. Even more bizarre is the tilted orbit of wasp-189b, which draws a diagonal line across the surface of the star, passing near its bright pole. It is hoped that the study of this extreme system with tilted orbit, busy rotation and overheating will help scientists better understand Jupiter and other exoplanets, and eventually give us a new understanding of our own planet and its role in the larger universe. SpaceX beat blue origin and Northrop Grumman to win a $316 million air force contract