NASA’s Spitzer Reveals First Carbon-Rich Planet

Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 09, 2010 Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of carbon. The planet, a gas giant named WASP-12b, is the first carbon-rich world ever observed. The discovery was made using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, along with previously published ground-based observations. “This planet reveals the astounding diversity of worlds out


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