Saturday, June 30, 2012

Planet atmosphere

  • A Jupiter-size planet around a distant star has given astronomers a rare glimpse into the effects of space weather beyond our solar system: a view of an alien world unleashing an intense plume of gas triggered by an eruption from its parent star.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • ( The atmosphere of a Jupiter-size planet outside of our solar system is dissolving faster than anticipated thanks to its parent star, a new study finds.
  • (CBS News)
  • The first set of observations were actually disappointing, since they showed no trace of the planets atmosphere at all, Lecavelier said. We only realized we had chanced upon something more interesting when the second set of observations came in.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • This is a big step forward. The spectra also yielded details about the temperature of the exoplanets atmosphere at different altitudes.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • They have studied the planets atmosphere and measured its orbit and mass precisely for the first time - in the process solving a 15-year old problem.
  • (Space Daily)
  • Duke and the USDA finds that soil plays an important role in controlling the planets atmospheric future. The researchers set out to find how intact ecosystems are responding to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
  • (Terra Daily)
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Hubble telescope has once again caught an astounding event in the universe - a giant and distant planet getting its face melted off.
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  • The atmospheres of alien planets can now be probed even if they are not illuminated by stars directly behind them, astronomers say.
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  • used the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile to measure the absorption of light by carbon monoxide (CO) molecules in the atmosphere. Additionally, they used their high-resolution data to refine the orbital data for the planet.
  • (Ars Technica)
  • Every day, somewhere on the planet, it is hurricane season. Such storms arise to adjust imbalances that occur as the atmosphere transfers latent heat from the equator to the poles.
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