Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Exoplanet WASP-107b: Artist’s impression


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.

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, M. Kornmesser
Duration: 15 seconds
Release Date: May 2, 2018

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