'Super Earth' Exoplanet May Have Water Atmosphere

Japanese astronomers say they have found a “super Earth” exoplanet with a water-rich atmosphere.

The astronomers observed the planet, Gilese 1214 b, using the Subaru Telescope’ optics with a blue transmission filter.

“When combined with the findings of previous observations in other colors, this new observational result implies that GJ 1214 b is likely to have a water-rich atmosphere,” the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan wrote in a study report.

Gilese 1214 b was discovered …

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