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How to Measure a Hot Jupiter - Universe Today
An international team of astronomers has figured out a way to determine details of an exoplanet’s atmosphere from 50 light-years away… even though the planet doesn’t transit the face of its star as seen from Earth. Tau Boötis b is a “hot Jupiter” type of exoplanet, 6 times more massive than Jupiter. It was the … Continue reading "How to Measure a Hot Jupiter"