The inferno planet with titanium skies: Astronomers detect traces of the chemical in the atmosphere of 'hot Jupiter' for the first time



It is often referred to as 'hot Jupiter' due to its hellishly hot temperatures of 2,000°C, and similar mass to the largest planet in our solar system.
But until now, very little has been known about the atmosphere of Wasp-19b, which is 800 light years from Earth. 
In a new study, astronomers have analysed the exoplanet's atmosphere for the first time, and detected small amounts of titanium oxide, water and sodium.
The researchers hope the findings will allow much better modelling of exoplanet atmospheres in the future. 
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13 September 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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