'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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  • Planetary scientists close in on a super-Earth with an Earth-like atmosphere
    55 Cancri e may have an oddly familiar atmosphere, but don’t get your hopes up. The super-Earth appears to have an atmosphere dominated by hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, much like Earth. But it completes an entire year in just 18 hours and has a day ...
    11/22/2017 - 5:20 am | 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 ...
    11/20/2017 - 6:42 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 planet with lava oceans also has an atmosphere
    The super-Earth 55 Cancri e (aka. Janssen) is somewhat famous, as exoplanet go. Originally discovered in 2004, this world was one of the few whose discovery predated the Kepler mission. By 2016, it was also the first exoplanet to have its atmosphere ...
    11/18/2017 - 11:50 am | View Link
  • New research finds ‘super Earth’ 55 Cancri e could have an atmosphere like ours
    Scientists have been fascinated by the exoplanet 55 Cancri e since its discovery more than a decade ago, now new research has suggested that it may have an atmosphere similar to Earth’s. 55 Cancri e is twice the size of our own planet and it lies around ...
    11/17/2017 - 7:04 am | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    11/21/2017 - 11:37 am | View Website
  • Super-Earth
    A super-Earth is an extrasolar planet with a mass higher than Earth's, but substantially below the masses of the Solar System's ice giants, Uranus and Neptune, which ...
    11/20/2017 - 9:22 am | View Website
  • NASA Researchers Reconstruct Cassini’s Dive into Saturn’s ...
    Super-Earth 55 Cancri e Could Have Thick, Earth-Like Atmosphere; Nearby Pulsars Shed Light on Origin of Excess Antimatter; New Type of Highly Energetic Cosmic ...
    10/15/2017 - 9:10 am | View Website
  • The Moon's ancient atmosphere | Astronomy.com
    For nearly 70 million years, the Moon had an atmosphere formed by volcanic gas.
    10/6/2017 - 5:06 pm | View Website
  • Exoplanet has a 'glowing water vapor' atmosphere
    When astronomers looked toward the planet WASP-121b, they were searching for evidence of an atmosphere. What they didn't expect to see was a stratosphere ...
    08/4/2017 - 2:17 pm | View Website
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