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.

Exoplaneta, horký Jupiter

Exoplaneta, horký Jupiter - Ilustrace planety obíhající vzdálenou hvězdu. Na snímku je zobrazen tzv. horký jupiter, plynný obr podobný planetě Jupiter v naší sluneční soustavě. Na rozdíl od Jupiteru ale obíhá velmi blízko své mateřské hvězdě.



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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