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Extreme Radiation Could Strip Exoplanets of their Atmospheres

Discover Magazine - Thu 6 Dec 18

If orbiting just 4 million miles from your fiery host star wasn’t bad enough, things might have just gotten even worse. New research shows that stars emitting high levels of ultraviolet ...

Extreme radiation could strip exoplanets of their atmospheres, Astronomy.com - Thu 6 Dec 18

An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail

Phys.org - Thu 6 Dec 18

A new study led by scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) reveals that the giant exoplanet WASP-69b carries a comet-like tail made up of helium particles escaping from ...

An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail, SpaceDaily - Fri 7 Dec 18

Helium exoplanet inflated like a balloon, research shows

Phys.org - Thu 6 Dec 18

Astronomers have discovered a distant planet with an abundance of helium in its atmosphere, which has swollen to resemble an inflated balloon.

Helium exoplanet inflated like a balloon, research shows, Astrobiology Magazine - Sat 8 Dec 18

Distant planet with a helium-filled atmosphere has swollen into the shape of a BALLOON

Daily Mail - Thu 6 Dec 18

The planet is 124 light years from Earth and was discovered by an international team of researchers led by academics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

The exoplanet with a tail: Researchers discover giant world with helium gas trailing behind it

Daily Mail - Thu 6 Dec 18

Researchers used the CARMENES instrument on the 3.5-meter telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory in Spain to identify five exoplanets that appear to have helium envelopes.

A Helium Tail Trails This Fluffy Alien Planet

SPACE.com - Thu 6 Dec 18

As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted ...

HAT-P-11b: An Exoplanet Inflated Like A Helium Balloon

Science 2.0 - Thu 6 Dec 18

A distant planet has an abundance of helium in its atmosphere so great that it has swollen to resemble an inflated balloon.The helium of HAT-P-11b, 124 light years from Earth and in the ...

An exoplanet inflated like a balloon

SpaceDaily - Fri 7 Dec 18

Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 07, 2018 Although helium is a rare element on Earth, it is ubiquitous in the Universe. It is, after hydrogen, the main component of stars and gaseous giant planets. ...

An exoplanet inflated like a balloon, ScienceDaily - Thu 6 Dec 18