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HAT-P-7b A fascinating Planet Where It rains Rubies And Sapphires-1

HAT-P-7b: A fascinatingly-unique planet with clouds of rubies and sapphires

Scientists from  UK's University of Warwick have just uncovered a unique planet blessed with the proverbial 'shower' of gemstones. Situated beyond our solar system some 1,000 light-years away from Earth, this ginormous, Jupiter-like celestial body is believed to be surrounded by clouds containing the same mineral that forms rubies and sapphires. (more…)

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…

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