Asset Publisher

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.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Creative Commons License

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-May-2024 10:54 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

Related Images

Related Videos

Caption & Press Release

Related Publications

Related Links