Feb 12

Hubble Reveals a New Class of Extrasolar Planet

Source:ESA/Hubble Science Release heic1204

Artist's impression of Exoplanet GJ 1214b.
Image credits:NASA, ESA, and D. Aguilar.

Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have come up with a new class of planet, a waterworld enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere. It’s smaller than Uranus but larger than Earth. (read more)

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