'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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  • Laboratory spectra of hot molecules: data needs for hot super-Earth exoplanets
    The majority of stars are now thought to support exoplanets. Many of those exoplanets discovered thus far are categorized as rocky objects with an atmosphere. Most of these objects are however hot due to their short orbital period. Models suggest that ...
    05/18/2017 - 5:00 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
  • Atmosphere discovered around ‘super Earth’ for the first time ever
    In what is being hailed as “a significant step on the path towards the detection of life outside our Solar System,” astronomers have detected an atmosphere around the exoplanet GJ 1132b, which makes it the most Earth-like world around which such a ...
    04/7/2017 - 4:17 am | View Link
  • Gliese 1132b: Astronomers find a super-Earth that may have a watery atmosphere, just 39 light-years away
    A team of astronomers says they’ve caught wind of an atmosphere around a super-Earth known as GJ 1132b, just 39 light-years away. The findings, described in the Astronomical Journal, mark another step on the road to determining whether alien worlds near ...
    04/6/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Atmosphere around low-mass Super-Earth detected
    Early indications from models suggest that ‘an atmosphere rich in water and methane would explain the observations very well.’ Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around the super-Earth GJ 1132b, reports the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.
    04/6/2017 - 10:35 am | View Link
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  • Gliese 1214 b
    Gliese 1214 b (often shortened to GJ 1214 b) is an exoplanet that orbits the star Gliese 1214, and was discovered in December 2009. Its parent star is 42 light-years ...
    05/24/2017 - 9:02 am | View Website
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    Complete archive for astrobiology press release, news excusive, news briefs, Also in the news, regarding our solar system, origin of life, our universe and beyond
    05/19/2017 - 6:19 pm | 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 ...
    05/18/2017 - 10:49 am | View Website
  • Newly discovered 'super-Earth' may be the 'most exciting ...
    Story highlights. Researchers have found a super-Earth 39 light-years away in the habitable zone of its star ; The planet is 1.4 times the size of Earth
    04/19/2017 - 2:58 pm | View Website
  • Newfound super-Earth represents an excellent hunting spot ...
    An international team of scientists has announced the discovery of a new "super-Earth" exoplanet (a planet with more mass than Earth, but not quite as big as our gas ...
    04/19/2017 - 1:11 pm | View Website
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