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Vaporized metal in the air of an exoplanet — ScienceDaily

WASP-121b is an exoplanet located 850 light years from Earth, orbiting its star in less than two days — a process that takes Earth a year to complete. WASP-121b is…

Finding vaporized metal in the air of an exoplanet

The top of the planet’s atmosphere is heated to a blazing 2,500 degrees Celsius, hot enough to boil some metals. Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STSci) WASP-121b is an…

New gas giant exoplanet discovered by NGTS survey

Full NGTS and TESS light curves for NGTS-12. The red vertical lines give the positions of the observed transits of NGTS-12b. Credit: Bryant et al., 2020. An international team of…

First study with exoplanet satellite data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe

When a planet passes in front of its star as seen from Earth, the star seems fainter for a short time. This phenomenon is called a transit. When the planet…

Water on exoplanet cloud tops could be found with hi-tech instrumentation

This artist’s concept depicts a planetary system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech University of Warwick astronomers have shown that water vapor can potentially be detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets by peering literally…

Water on exoplanet cloud tops could be found with hi-tech instrumentation — ScienceDaily

University of Warwick astronomers have shown that water vapour can potentially be detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets by peering literally over the tops of their impenetrable clouds. By applying…