melvins-bbq If the atmosphere contains gas that absorbs particular wavelength planet looks slightly larger because of is opaque and more starlight gets blocked see picture below. The goal is to find planet that crosses front of or transits star

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Planets larger than this are closer to Uranus and Neptune in size perhaps other physical properties as well. That will make it the first superEarth with confirmed atmosphere even though probably won be hospitable to life as we know . Earlier models tried to predict what the atmosphere of this superEarth might contain based groundbased transit spectra and our current knowledge atmospheres planets solar system

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Mantan moreland

The opacity depends on wavelength of light being observed. times the Earth mass called superEarths. Although the superEarth is too hot sustain life discovery shows that current groundbased technologies are capable of finding almostEarth sized planets warm lifefriendly orbits. Department of Physics BlogsAstro BlogExoplanet GJb What wonderful world July by Phil Bull Comparison the size Earth and Neptune License CCBY Aldaron field extrasolar research still young one but progress over last few years has been startling

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Each telescope perches on highly accurate Software Bisque Paramount and funnels light to Apogee chargecoupled device CCD chip which many amateurs also use. GJ b is like no planet we know of study lead author Zachory Berta the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge Mass. GJb is only lightyears from Earth within the reach of current observatories. . But don we already know what planets are made of The ones in our own solar system split into two very distinct groups large gas mostly hydrogen and helium Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune small rocky Mercury Venus Earth Mars silicates iron believe or not with thin atmospheres

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One good example of truly weird and wonderful planet is the catchilynamed superEarth GJb. If the atmosphere contains gas that absorbs particular wavelength planet looks slightly larger because of is opaque and more starlight gets blocked see picture below. Earth Valentine Keep your close with tidallylocked planet that always faces its star. Grazing the gap This visualization produced using Hayden Planetarium Digital Universe most comprehensive and scientifically accurate map of known shows where star HR relation to our solar system

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Something more than the planet solid surface may be blocking star light specifically surrounding atmosphere. times as massive the Earth. This a very exciting time to be the field of extrasolar planets

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Lambert the sheepish lion

Credit Dan Brocious CfA In contrast superEarth transiting small dwarf star yields greater proportional decrease brightness and stronger signal detectable from the ground. Although the superEarth is too hot sustain life discovery shows that current groundbased technologies are capable of finding almostEarth sized planets warm lifefriendly orbits. Artist impression of gas giant planet forming the disc around young star HD This conception illustrates brown dwarf named Forecast Exotic Weather Explore Alien Worlds Exoplanet Travel Bureau set posters envision day when creativity scientists and engineers will allow to do things can only dream now. Aguilar Center for Astrophysics Scientists have discovered new type of alien planet steamy waterworld that larger than Earth but smaller Uranus

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The Hubble measurements really tip balance in favor of steamy atmosphere. This makes GJb one of the two smallest transiting worlds astronomers have discovered to date