'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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  • Sun might plunge into ‘deep solar minimum’, which could cause part of Earth’s atmosphere to collapse
    SCIENTISTS suspect the sun is on the verge of a “deep solar minimum”. It’s about to shower us with rays so intense that part of our atmosphere will collapse. THE sun might soon batter us with a shower of deep space rays so intense, it could cause ...
    07/8/2017 - 3:52 pm | View Link
  • Astronomers Detect Atmosphere Around Super-Earth Planet GJ 1132b
    Using ESO/MPG telescope in Chile, a team of astronomers has detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. The planet, super-Earth planet GJ 1132b, is located 39 light-years away. Researchers have detected an atmosphere around the ...
    05/4/2017 - 6:19 am | View Link
  • Astronomers Detect Atmosphere around Super-Earth GJ 1132b
    An international team of astronomers, led by Keele University researcher John Southworth, has managed to detect an atmosphere around GJ 1132b, a ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet in the constellation Vela, 39.3 light-years from us. GJ 1132b (Gliese 1132b) orbits ...
    04/10/2017 - 3:31 am | View Link
  • Gliese 1132b: Super-Earth Found To Have Atmosphere, But Can It Host Alien Life?
    According to new research, the exoplanet Gliese 1132b is a super-Earth with an atmosphere. It also happens to be relatively close to our home planet, as it is found just 39 light-years away from Earth. Considering its watery atmosphere, could it have all ...
    04/9/2017 - 5:26 am | View Link
  • GJ 1132b: In A First, Astronomers Detect Atmosphere Around Nearby Low Mass 'Super-Earth'
    This “super-Earth” has now become the most Earth-like planet around which an atmosphere has been detected. While the planet itself is unlikely to harbor life as we know (what with the surface temperature being a toasty 700 degrees Fahrenheit), the ...
    04/6/2017 - 2:34 pm | View Link
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  • Cloud
    In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol comprising a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or particles suspended in the atmosphere above the surface ...
    07/22/2017 - 5:29 am | View Website
  • Super-Earth 40 light years away is our 'best chance of ...
    The rocky planet lies in the habitable zone of its red dwarf host star and we can study it to look for an atmosphere
    07/21/2017 - 3:24 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 ...
    07/19/2017 - 4:52 pm | View Website
  • Newly discovered 'super-Earth' offers best chance of alien ...
    Newly discovered ‘super-Earth’ offers best chance of finding alien life
    04/20/2017 - 3:37 am | View Website
  • New 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet May Have Water—and Life ...
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    04/18/2017 - 7:53 pm | View Website
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