'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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  • GJ 1214b: Astronomers Characterize Atmosphere Of Exoplanet Super-Earth For The First Time
    If you were a weather forecaster for exoplanet GJ 1214b you would have an easy job. Today's forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: cloudy. Extended outlook: more clouds. Determining the weather on a distant planet around another star hasn't really been possible before.
    12/30/2013 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Super-Earth Alien Planet May Have 'Plasma' Water Atmosphere
    A nearby alien planet six times the size of the Earth is covered with a water-rich atmosphere that includes a strange "plasma form" of water, scientists say. Astronomers have determined that the atmosphere of super-Earth Gliese 1214 b is likely water-rich.
    10/2/2013 - 2:21 am | View Link
  • Strange Super-Earth Planet Has 'Plasma' Water Atmosphere
    A nearby alien planet six times the size of the Earth is covered with a water-rich atmosphere that includes a strange "plasma form" of water, scientists say. Astronomers have determined that the atmosphere of super-Earth Gliese 1214 b is likely water-rich.
    10/1/2013 - 2:48 am | View Link
  • Super-Earth Gliese 1214b Has Water-Rich Atmosphere, Japanese Astronomers Say
    Astronomers from Japan using NAOJ’s Subaru Telescope have found that the extrasolar planet Gliese 1214b has a water-rich atmosphere. Discovered in 2009 by the MEarth Project, this alien world is about 2.7 times Earth’s diameter and is almost 7 times as ...
    09/5/2013 - 7:49 am | View Link
  • Super-Earth 40 light years away 'is rich in water with a thick, steamy atmosphere', confirm Japanese astronomers
    Blue light observations of a super-Earth 40 light years from our planet suggest that it is a world with a thick, steamy water-rich atmosphere. Japanese astronomers used the Subaru telescope to observe planetary transits of the super-Earth, which is located ...
    09/5/2013 - 5:33 am | View Link
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  • Clouds in the atmosphere of the super-Earth exoplanet GJ ...
    Recent surveys have revealed that planets intermediate in size between Earth and Neptune (/`super-Earths/') are among the most common planets in the Galaxy.
    02/28/2015 - 10:37 pm | View Website
  • Surfing on a super-Earth | Harvard Gazette
    Surfing on a super-Earth New research suggests other planets have long-lasting oceans
    02/28/2015 - 5:29 pm | View Website
  • NASA
    Super-Earth Exposed. The planet GJ 1214b, shown here in an artist's conception with two hypothetical moons, orbits a "red dwarf" star 40 light-years from Earth.
    02/28/2015 - 1:54 pm | View Website
  • YaleNews | Nearby super-Earth likely a diamond planet
    New research led by Yale University scientists suggests that a rocky planet twice Earth's size orbiting a nearby star is a diamond planet. “This is our ...
    02/27/2015 - 6:53 am | View Website
  • Super-Earth
    A super-Earth is an extrasolar planet with a mass higher than Earth 's, but substantially below the mass of the Solar System's smaller gas giants Uranus and Neptune ...
    02/26/2015 - 5:46 pm | View Website
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