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RSS FeedsSpacey ‘super puffs` are changing our understanding of how planets form
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20 january 2021 04:38:15

 
Spacey ‘super puffs` are changing our understanding of how planets form
(World News Science)
 


An artistic rendering of WASP-107b orbiting in front of its star (ESA/Hubble, NASA, M. Kornmesser/) When Caroline Piaulet first started looking at an exoplanet called WASP-107b, a gas giant orbiting a star in the Virgo constellation about 212 light years away, she was mostly interested in finding out what was inside it. “I essentially wanted to get the most precise data on what the atmosphere was made of,” says Piaulet, a Ph.D student at the Universit&eaigu; de Montr&eaigu;al`s Institute for Research on Exoplanets. To do that, she says, she had to first calculate its mass—a routine part of conducting transmission...


 
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