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NASA detects stratosphere on an impossible planet?

June 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
NASA detects stratosphere on an impossible planet?

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a strange stratosphere, one of the primary layers of Earth’s atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot odd exoplanet known as WASP-33b. The presence of a stratosphere can provide clues about the composition of a planet and how it formed. This atmospheric layer includes molecules that absorb ultraviolet and visible […]

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When super-worlds get cloudy.

December 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
When super-worlds get cloudy.

Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have characterized the atmospheres of two of the most common type of planets in the Milky Way galaxy and found both may be blanketed with clouds. The planets are GJ 436b, located 36 light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo, and GJ 1214b, 40 light-years away in the constellation […]

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Planets of Proxima.

June 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Planets of Proxima.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope will have two opportunities in the next few years to hunt for Earth-sized planets around the red dwarf Proxima Centauri. The opportunities will occur in October 2014 and February 2016 when Proxima Centauri, the star nearest to our sun, passes in front of two other stars. Astronomers plotted Proxima Centauri’s precise […]

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