'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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  • Nasa's Kepler spots 3 new 'super-Earth' exoplanets orbiting a star 100 light years away from Earth
    Tens of distant planets 'ideally placed' to watch our planet However, since these exoplanets are the closest planetary system to be spotted by Kepler's K2 mission, they are ideal for further studies to investigate the interior structure and atmosphere of ...
    09/15/2017 - 11:46 pm | View Link
  • NASA’s plan to defuse Yellowstone’s continent-killing super volcano
    And the ash falls were even more immense. A much smaller event in Indonesia, about 75,000 years ago, named the Toba catastrophe, pumped some 8 million tons of hydrogen sulphide gas into the atmosphere along with about 670 cubic miles of ejecta. This ...
    08/24/2017 - 4:01 am | View Link
  • Nasa reveals plan to prevent supervolcano eruption ‘greater than asteroid or comet threat’
    A supervolcano eruption could cause long-term effects to the planet, including worldwide starvation and the release of massive amounts of sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. The United Nations estimated that global food reserves would last just 74 days.
    08/18/2017 - 11:34 pm | 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 ...
    04/7/2017 - 3:29 pm | 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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  • 'Super-Earth' orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra ...
    Astronomers on Wednesday announced the discovery of a "super-Earth" orbiting a nearby star which may offer the most promising target yet in the search for ...
    09/18/2017 - 11:54 pm | View Website
  • Complete Archive for Astrobiology Press Release, News ...
    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
    09/17/2017 - 11:52 am | View Website
  • Kepler 186f
    The planet's temperature and composition of its atmosphere are unknown. Kepler 186f orbits on the outer edge of the habitable zone meaning it could possibly require a ...
    09/16/2017 - 4:58 am | View Website
  • New 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet May Have Water—and Life ...
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    04/18/2017 - 7:53 pm | View Website
  • Gliese 1132b: Astronomers find a super-Earth that may have ...
    Super-Earth exoplanet Gliese 1132b may have an atmosphere with water vapor and methane, astronomers say.
    04/7/2017 - 10:29 pm | View Website
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