From the ‘being grateful for small mercies department, and from this website, here is extrasolar planet HD 209458b (also unofficially known as “Osiris”, which orbits a star in the constellation of Pegasus) revealed the strongest ever spectroscopic signature for a giant extrasolar planet, indicating Osiris is producing a huge cloud of gas. This gas is being lost from the planet’s atmosphere; Osiris is evaporating
I guess we can look forward to this as the sun swells and slowly fries us. That is if that’s what it’s going to do.
And speaking of it heating up, over the fold . . . is the vehicle someone is hoping might be able to get around Venus to give us a detailed idea of what’s going on under those clouds. It’s not a very plausible mock up of what Venus’s surface might look like (in my wholly ignorant opinion) but it’s a cool little vehicle.