'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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  • There's No Such Thing As A 'Habitable Super-Earth'
    You see, if you had a Neptune-like world that was too close to its parent star, the intense radiation would boil off not only the hydrogen and helium, but the majority (or even all) of the atmosphere on the world entirely. You’d be left with a dense ...
    02/19/2017 - 1:38 am | View Link
  • There’s no such thing as a ‘habitable Super-Earth’ (Synopsis)
    They have big gas envelopes surrounding them, and can even hold on to their young hydrogen and helium. The only way out is to boil the atmosphere away, and if you do, you’ve got a rocky core that’s close enough to its star to be roasted.
    02/15/2017 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • First Detection of Super-Earth Atmosphere
    For the first time astronomers were able to analyse the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super-Earths. Using data gathered with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and new analysis techniques, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e is revealed to have a ...
    02/16/2016 - 2:04 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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  • 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 ...
    02/14/2017 - 7:39 pm | View Website
  • Kepler 186f
    Kepler 186f is the first discovery of an Earth sized planet known to orbit in the habitable zone around its host star. The habitable zone is an area around a star ...
    02/13/2017 - 8:45 pm | View Website
  • Scientists searching for life on nearby ‘super-Earth ...
    Scientists are currently searching for life on a nearby exoplanet that sits squarely within the “Goldilocks zone” — the sweet spot in space where ...
    01/20/2017 - 8:30 pm | 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
  • First Super-Earth Atmosphere Detected
    Typo in second paragraph: “This makes Janssen the first exo-planet, that we know of, to have an atmosphere.” Should say ‘super-earth’ not ‘exo ...
    02/17/2016 - 1:57 pm | View Website
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