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Over the last decade, 135 extrasolar planets have been discovered, the vast majority found by ongoing radial velocity searches. Of the stars sampled in these searches, 1% have 'Hot Jupiter' planets associated with them. Having masses equivalent to Jupiter yet orbital periods of only a few days, this new class of planet is clearly unlike anything in our Solar System. ¶ Hot Jupiters present us with an intriguing prospect. If the orientation of the planetary orbit is close to edge-on, the planetdoi:10.25911/5d7a2c0475ce2 fatcat:n2onsmmet5hx3pgucshuktsbny