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WASP-18b Has Smothering Stratosphere Without Water

29 Nov 2017, 19:00 UTC
WASP-18b Has Smothering Stratosphere Without Water

A NASA-led team has found evidence that the oversized planet WASP-18b is wrapped in a smothering stratosphere loaded with carbon monoxide and devoid of water. The findings come from a new analysis of observations made by the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.

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