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An artist rendition of ‘hot Saturn’ WASP-96b. A distant observer would see WASP-96b blueish in colour, because sodium would absorb the yellow-orange light from the planet’s full spectrum. Image credit: Engine House

Astronomers detected an exoplanet atmosphere free of clouds

An international team of astronomers, led by Dr. Nikolay Nikolov from the University of Exeter have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds....
The exoplanet WASP-107b is a gas giant, orbiting a highly active K-type main sequence star. The star is about 200 light-years from Earth. Using spectroscopy, scientists were able to find helium in the escaping atmosphere of the planet — the first detection of this element in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. (Photo credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, M. Kornmesser)

Scientists detected Helium in exoplanet atmosphere

For the first ever time, an international team of led by Jessica Spake from the University of Exeter, have discovered evidence of the inert gas...
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Scientists observed exoplanet atmosphere in more detail than ever before

An international team of scientists including the University of Exeter has used NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to analyze the atmosphere of the hot exoplanet...