Super-Earth 55 Cancri E Has Dry Atmosphere And Carbon-Rich Interior-2

Super-Earth 55 Cancri e has a dry atmosphere and a carbon-rich interior, new research reveals

For the first time ever, scientists have successfully managed to analyse the atmospheric composition of a distant super-Earth in great detail. Using incredibly advanced observation and processing technologies, a team of European astronomers has detected substantial traces of hydrogen and helium in the atmosphere of 55 Cancri e, an exoplanet located over 40 light-years away…


ESO’s NGTS array of telescopes to precisely detect transiting exoplanets

The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) array of telescopes at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile, has at last become fully functional with its receiving of the first light. Designed by an European team with experts from Britain, Germany and Switzerland, the NGTS is envisaged as an advanced installation tailored to finding out exoplanets that are bigger…

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