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Astronomers Find an Earth-Sized World with a Venus-sized Atmosphere

7 Apr 2017, 15:21 UTC
Astronomers Find an Earth-Sized World with a Venus-sized Atmosphere Dana Berry
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Using ground-based telescopes, an international team of astronomers has identified an atmosphere around the exoplanet GJ 1132b. Orbiting a red dwarf star a mere 39 light-years away this world is only about half again as large and massive as Earth, making it the smallest exoplanet to be discovered thus far with an atmosphere.

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