Search for distant atmosphere off to a rocky start

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Search for distant atmosphere off to a rocky start


Nature, Published online: 31 May 2023; doi:10.1038/d41586-023-01738-y

Astronomers have used observations of infrared light to measure the heat emanating from an Earth-sized exoplanet known as TRAPPIST-1b. Their findings reveal that the planet is a bare rock, devoid of any atmosphere.



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