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