Discovered November 2006
Eternal Darkness
Eternal Darkness
Discovered November 2006
TrEs-2b: Are you afraid of the dark? Welcome to the planet of eternal night, an alien world so dark it's less reflective than coal. Some think an eerie deep red glow would emanate from its surface...the perfect place for vampires.
Discovered October 2004
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Discovered October 2004
55 Cancri e: Strange things transpire in the twilight zone, and stranger still is the two-faced planet with a molten, lava-filled dayside and a nightside plunged into permanent darkness. You might think you’d survive in the twilight or “terminator” zone, where the day and night sides meet...but it's more likely you’ll be toast.
Discovered December 2005
Rains of Terror
Rains of Terror
Discovered December 2005
HD 189733 b: This nightmare world is the killer you never see coming. Any space traveler confusing its blue color with the friendly skies of Earth would find themselves in howling 5,400 mph winds where it rains glass– sideways.
Discovered April 1994
Zombie Worlds
Zombie Worlds
Discovered April 1994
Pulsar planets: If you can’t stand the rotting flesh of zombies, then these dead worlds shambling around their corpse star are not for you.
Discovered December 2011
Kepler's Inferno
Kepler's Inferno
Discovered December 2011
Kepler 70 b: The shrill screams of damned souls being burned alive might be heard from this world hotter than the sun. This Freddy Krueger-like burnt planet holds the dubious honor of the hottest world discovered so far.
Discovered March 2009
Monster Mash
Monster Mash
Discovered March 2009
Wasp 12 b: If you enjoy watching your world fall to pieces, then feel free to touch down on the doomed planet being eaten alive by its star.
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