First Super-Earth Atmosphere Analyzed

Paris, France (ESO) Dec 03, 2010 The planet GJ 1214b was discovered in 2009 using the HARPS instrument on ESO’s 3.6-metre telescope in Chile. Initial findings suggested that this planet had an atmosphere, which has now been confirmed and studied in detail by an international team of astronomers, led by Jacob Bean (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), using the FORS instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. “This


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