NASA Aids In Characterizing Super-Earth Atmosphere

Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 02, 2010 A team of astronomers, including two NASA Sagan Fellows, has made the first characterizations of a super-Earth’s atmosphere, by using a ground-based telescope. A super-Earth is a planet up to three times the size of Earth and weighing up to 10 times as much. The findings, reported in the journal Nature, are a significant milestone toward eventually being able to probe the atmospheres of Ea

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