Sunday, November 01, 2015

Worlds within Worlds: Hubble Peels Back the Layers of a Warm Neptune

Source - NASA Science News for Oct. 31, 2015

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen evaporating from a Neptune-sized planet named GJ 436b. The planet’s atmosphere is evaporating because of extreme irradiation from its parent star.

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