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Artist's impression of WASP-107b

Artist's impression of WASP-107b


Date: 02 May 2018
Satellite: Hubbe
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, M. Kornmesser, CC BY 4.0

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.

 
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Last Update: 1 September 2019
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