<p>Are you afraid of the dark? Welcome to TrEs-2b, the planet of eternal night. The darkest planet ever discovered orbiting a star, this alien world is less reflective than coal. Inside its atmosphere, you’d be flying blind in the dark. Some scientists think an eerie deep red glow would emanate from its burning atmosphere – the air of this planet is as hot as lava.</p> <p>TrES-2 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits a G-type star. Its mass is 1.49 Jupiters, it takes 2.5 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.03563 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2006.</p>

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2006
MASS
1.49 Jupiters
PLANET RADIUS
1.36 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.03563 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
2.5 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.0
DETECTION METHOD