'Super-Earth' Atmosphere Detected For First Time | Artist Animation

Using Hubble Space Telescope data and a new analysis technique, astronomers have successfully detected the atmospheric composition of exoplanet 55 Cancri e. It's a dry atmosphere mainly consisting of hydrogen and helium. Are Hot 'Super-Earths' The Remains Of 'Warm Neptunes?'

credit : ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser/edited by Space.com's @SteveSpaleta
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