Exoplanet where it rains iron discovered

Very Large Telescope in Chile (stock image).Credit: © Christian / Adobe Stock Researchers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporise metals. Strong winds carry iron vapour to […]

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Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life

Exoplanet illustration (stock image; elements furnished by NASA).Credit: © Инна Архипова / Adobe Stock Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.advertisement A team from the University of Cambridge used the mass, radius, […]

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