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Lab Work on ‘Super-Earth’ Atmospheres

9 Mar 2018, 19:05 UTC
Lab Work on ‘Super-Earth’ Atmospheres Gabriel Pérez, SMM (IAC)

How we do laboratory work on exoplanet atmospheres is an interesting challenge. We’ve worked up models of the early Earth’s atmosphere and conducted well-known experiments on them. Still within our own system, we’ve looked at worlds like Mars and Titan and, with a good read on their atmospheric chemistry, can reproduce an atmosphere within the laboratory with a fair degree of accuracy.

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