Light passing through the atmosphere of WASP-19b
Artist impression of the light passing through the atmosphere of the extrasolar planet WASP-19b.
Astronomers detected titanium oxide, together with water and traces of sodium, in the atmosphere of the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-19b. Part of the stellar light is absorbed in the atmosphere by these molecules, while other parts get scattered or go through almost unchanged.Credit:
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|Release date:||13 September 2017, 19:00|