Astronomers propose a novel method of finding atmospheres on rocky worlds

Published: 3/12/2019
Astronomers propose a novel method of finding atmospheres on rocky worlds
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Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 03, 2019 When NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launches in 2021, one of its most anticipated contributions to astronomy will be the study of exoplanets-planets orbiting distant stars. Among the most pressing questions in exoplanet science is: Can a small, rocky exoplanet orbiting close to a red dwarf star hold onto an atmosphere? In a series of four papers in the Astrophys

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