Planets that can vaporise rock (and other stories)

The 2021 annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences is over, and as always it produced brainfuls of fascinating new information.

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An illustration of the night-side view of the exoplanet WASP-76b. To the left of the image, we see the evening border of the exoplanet, where it transitions from day to night. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser