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Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

Reuters Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy, according to a study released on Monday.
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News video: First-Ever Exoplanet With No Apparent Atmosphere Discovered

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A Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics-led team used data from NASA's Spitzer Telescope to get a rare look at the surface of LHS 3844b. The rocky planet's hot side reaches temperatures over 1400°F, however, little heat transfers to its cold side, meaning it could be like Mercury or Earth's...

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