Atmospheres

Science Release: Hubble delivers first insight into atmospheres of potentially habitable planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1
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An international team of astronomers has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to look for atmospheres around four Earth-sized planets orbiting within or near TRAPPIST-1’s habitable zone. The new results further support the terrestrial and potentially habitable nature of three of the studied planets. The results are published in Nature Astronomy.

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Science Release: Hubble reveals diversity of exoplanet atmospheres
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Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope to study the atmospheres of ten hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets in detail, the largest number of such planets ever studied. The team was able to discover why some of these worlds seem to have less water than expected — a long-standing mystery. […]

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Tiny Space Telescope to Aim at 'Super-Earth' Atmospheres
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Even with about 2,000 confirmed planets found outside the solar system, we know so little about them. What are they made of? Are their atmospheres habitable? What weather exists? It will take a whole new generation of “big-eyed” telescopes to learn …

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