Exoplanet orbiting nearby star Gliese 486 could be a perfect candidate for atmosphere study

Astronomers identified new exoplanet around a star 26 light years away. Usually new exoplanets are found with a transit method or with radial velocity. In this case, the planet was observed via both methods, which gave astronomers information about both mass and size.

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According to a study published in Science magazine the Gliese 486b exoplanet could have an atmosphere and it could be directly observable with new powerful telescopes. 

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Gliese 486 Red Dwarf 26.4 1
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