Picture of the Day: December 8, 2011

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THE DARKEST WORLD | An artist's impression of HD 149026b, a "blacker than coal" planet that's so hot, it absorbs almost all heat from its star, and reflects almost no light. This is just one of several utterly gorgeous artists' impressions of exoplanets over at NASA's Kepler site.

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ScottElsdon
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you really love those utterly gorgeous artists don't you, Their impressions are rather great also.