Exoplanet TOI-3362b orbiting its host star

Exoplanet TOI-3362b orbiting its host star

A newly discovered gas giant planet has a highly elliptical orbit, illustrated here, and is closing in on its host star. In time, the planet may become a "hot Jupiter" that is extremely close to its star and with a short orbital period of only a few days.

Chelsea Huang and George Zhou, Created with Universe Sandbox (http://universesandbox.com/)