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Old 04-06-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b.


Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time.
They have studied a world known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet and lies 39 light years away.
Their observations suggest that the "super-Earth" is cloaked in a thick layer of gasses that are either water or methane or a mixture of both.
The study is published in the Astronomical Journal.
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:48 PM   #2
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Now things are starting to get interesting in the search for habitable worlds.
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