27 October 2006
Vol 314, Issue 5799

About The Cover

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COVER The "hot Jupiter" planet Andromedae b bakes under its nearby star in this artist's concept. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope determined that, unlike Jupiter and Saturn, the planet redistributes little of its received heat to the night side, resulting in a dayside hot spot about 1400 K warmer than the planet's night side. See page 623. Illustration: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Robert Hurt