'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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  • Scientists searching for life on nearby ‘super-Earth’
    A team of researchers from San Francisco State University has been analyzing the planet and it’s atmosphere in hopes of finding proof that it’s habitable. While they haven’t found any evidence yet, the group did discover that Wolf 1061c is lying ...
    01/20/2017 - 5:34 pm | View Link
  • Scientists just analyzed the atmosphere of a ‘super-Earth’ for the first time
    For the first time ever, scientists are sniffing out the secrets of a "super-Earth" — the type of planet thought to be the most common in our galaxy. In a study published Tuesday in the Astrophysical Journal, a team led by scientists from University ...
    02/16/2016 - 10:56 am | View Link
  • First detection of super-Earth atmosphere
    For the first time, astronomers have analyzed the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super-Earths. Using data gathered with the Hubble Space Telescope and new analysis techniques, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e is revealed to have a dry atmosphere ...
    02/16/2016 - 4:02 am | View Link
  • First detection of super-earth atmosphere
    This artist's impression shows the super-Earth 55 Cancri e in front of its parent star. Using observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and new analytic software scientists were able to analyse the composition of its atmosphere. It was the ...
    02/15/2016 - 1:01 pm | View Link
  • Astronomers detect atmosphere of a distant, diamond-like super-Earth for first time
    Astronomers at London’s University College London made cosmic history this week, announcing the discovery of hydrogen and helium gas within the atmosphere of a distant super-Earth known as 55 Cancri e. According to findings published in the ...
    02/15/2016 - 12:41 pm | View Link
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  • Exoplanet
    The exoplanet naming convention is an extension of the system used for naming multiple-star systems as adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
    01/20/2017 - 5:36 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 ice giants Uranus and Neptune, which are ...
    01/19/2017 - 4:47 am | View Website
  • Is Earth Our Solar System's Missing 'Super-Earth?'
    Thanks to the Kepler mission, we've learned that super-Earths -- planets larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune -- are our galaxy's most common. Why ...
    11/8/2016 - 11:27 am | View Website
  • Two super-Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting a nearby ...
    (Phys.org)—NASA's Kepler spacecraft continues its fruitful exoplanet hunt with the newest discovery of two super-Earth-sized alien worlds. The newly detected ...
    07/20/2016 - 8:55 am | View Website
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