'super-earth' Atmosphere Measured

The atmosphere of a relatively nearby extrasolar planet - just three times bigger than Earth - has been measured in a pioneering experiment.

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  • Newly Discovered Super-Earth Give Clues On How Planets Form
    Scientists have found that when planets have a radii about 1.7 times greater than Earth, they are more likely to be surrounded by a gassy atmosphere, like Neptune, while those that are smaller are more likely to be rocky, like our Earth. And with radii ...
    02/10/2018 - 11:45 am | View Link
  • Super-Earth 55 Cancri e Could Have Thick, Earth-Like Atmosphere
    A hot, rocky exoplanet called 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth’s, with ingredients that could be similar to those of Earth’s atmosphere, according to a study by researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Caltech ...
    11/19/2017 - 9:39 pm | View Link
  • Super-Earth 55 Cancri e might have an atmosphere like ours
    A super-Earth, located about 40 light years away, might have an atmosphere with characteristics similar to that of our own planet, according to a study published in The Astrophysical Journal. Exoplanet 55 Cancri e is twice as big as the Earth, but ...
    11/18/2017 - 10:50 pm | View Link
  • Gliese 1132b: Astronomers find a super-Earth that may have a watery atmosphere, just 39 light-years away
    A team of astronomers says they've caught wind of an atmosphere around a super-Earth known as GJ 1132b, just 39 light-years away. The findings, described in the Astronomical Journal, mark another step on the road to determining whether alien worlds near ...
    04/7/2017 - 3:20 pm | View Link
  • GJ 1132b: In A First, Astronomers Detect Atmosphere Around Nearby Low Mass 'Super-Earth'
    About 39 light-years from Earth, in the direction of the Vela constellation, lies a red dwarf star named GJ 1132. Around this star orbits an unassuming planet, roughly 1.4 times the size of our planet, called GJ 1132b. This “super-Earth” has now become ...
    04/6/2017 - 2:34 pm | View Link
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    Complete archive for astrobiology press release, news excusive, news briefs, Also in the news, regarding our solar system, origin of life, our universe and beyond
    02/15/2018 - 1:37 pm | View Website
  • Planet
    A planet is an astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that. is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause ...
    02/13/2018 - 7:44 pm | View Website
  • The extreme physical properties of the CoRoT-7b super-Earth
    Research highlights We discuss the extreme physical properties possible for CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b. We make the working hypothesis that the planets are rocky ...
    02/5/2018 - 5:20 am | View Website
  • Rocky and Habitable? 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet May Be Much ...
    Artist's illustration of the potentially life-supporting "super-Earth" planet K2-18b and its newfound neighbor, K2-18c. Both planets orbit the red-dwarf star K2-18 ...
    12/7/2017 - 1:24 am | View Website
  • 'Super Earth' with gassy atmosphere that could host alien ...
    It's described as a super-sized Earth - but could humans one day colonise the planet?
    12/5/2017 - 2:19 pm | View Website
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