750 light years away in the direction of the constellation Draco, a hot, dark alien world orbits a sun-like star:
"It's just ridiculous how dark this planet is, how alien it is compared to anything we have in our solar system," study lead-author David Kipping, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, told SPACE.com. "It's darker than the blackest lump of coal, than dark acrylic paint you might paint with. It's bizarre how this huge planet became so absorbent of all the light that hits it."
What makes it so dark? "There's a good chance it's a chemical we haven't even thought of yet."