Exoplanet stratosphere discovery


This video says about itself:

Hubble Telescope Detects ‘Sunscreen’ Layer on Distant Planet

11 June 2015

Using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, scientists detected a stratosphere on the planet WASP-33b. A stratosphere occurs when molecules in the atmosphere absorb ultraviolet and visible light from the star. This absorption warms the stratosphere and acts as a kind of sunscreen layer for the planet below.

More here.

A planet similar in mass to Jupiter, and orbiting a sunlike star at about the same distance as the real Jupiter, may have been identified by scientists — and the alien solar system may have more planets like our own: here.

UCLA-led NASA mission provides closest ever look at dwarf planet Ceres: here.

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