3 Planets That Shouldn’t Exist

We explore several exoplanets whose features make us think they shouldn’t even have been able to form in the first place!

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Images
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Planets_everywhere_(artist%E2%80%99s_impression).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Exoplanet_Comparison_Kepler-78_b.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kepler-78b.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Exoplanet_Comparison_Kepler-10_c.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neptune_Full.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/astronomers-confounded-by-massive-rocky-world
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jupiter_and_its_shrunken_Great_Red_Spot.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HD_106906_b_image.jpg

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