If you’ve wanted to have Christmas every 8 hours than a new planet found by scientists is the place for you.
The newly discovered exoplanet – that’s a planet that orbits a star outside of our solar system – is named GJ 367b.
While the Earth’s orbit around the Sun takes just over 365 days, GJ 367b orbits its own sun in around eight hours.
The new planet is roughly the size of the planet Mars and half the mass of Earth making it one of the lightest of the exoplanets. It is also very hot with the surface reaching up to 1500 degrees Celsius.
What is an exoplanet?
Exoplanets are planets that orbit a different star than our Sun – in a different solar system to the one we are in.
Even though scientists thought for a long time that they must exist, it was only in 1992 that the first exoplanet was discovered.