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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...