Rare Neptune-size exoplanets may face solar superstorms from stars

The discovery of a Neptune-sized exoplanet in orbit around a hot and bright giant star may help explain why the discovery of such worlds is rare.

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered a Neptune-sized planet orbiting a massive, bright star. The gas giant planet, named HD 56414 b, is being stripped of its atmosphere by its host star.

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