Connect with us

Science

Astronomers Peer Into The Atmosphere of a Rare Exoplanet That ‘Shouldn’t Exist’ – ScienceAlert

The discovery of the extraordinary exoplanet LTT 9779b was first announced a month ago. Just 260 light-years away, the planet was immediately pegged as an excellent…

Published

on

post featured image

The discovery of the extraordinary exoplanet LTT 9779b was first announced a month ago. Just 260 light-years away, the planet was immediately pegged as an excellent candidate for follow-up study of its curious atmosphere. But it turns out we didn’t even have to wait too long to learn more.
LTT 9779b is a little bigger than Neptune, orbiting a Sun-like star – fairly normal so far. But two things are really peculiar. It’s so close to its star, the planet orbits once every 19 hours; and, in spite of…

Click here to view the original article.

You might also like ...

post featured image
Puerto Rico’s Arecibo telescope, once world’s largest, collapses – Aljazeera.com
post featured image
Using ancient minerals from deep within Earth’s crust to measure cosmic radiation – University of Michigan News
post featured image
SMART researchers develop customised targeting of bacteria using lysins – EurekAlert