Friday, July 1, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Exoplanet atmosphere studied from Earth

Posted on Thursday, 4 February, 2010 | Comment icon 3 comments | News tip by: behaviour???

Image credit: ESO

Astronomers have been able to use new ground-based techniques to study the atmosphere of a distant extrasolar planet.

This new development could help open up study of extrasolar planets without the need for space based telescopes. Observing the atmospheres of these planets allows astronomers to determine the composition and whether or not its feasible that life could exist there.

"Astronomers have used a new ground-based technique to study the atmosphere of a planet outside our Solar System."

  View: Full article |  Source: BBC News

  Discuss: View comments (3)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by kobolds on 4 February, 2010, 13:17
Astronomers have used a new ground-based technique to study the atmospheres of planets outside our Solar System yeah right. it's more like an assumption than technique to me . for as long as no one can reach the exoplanet , no one can prove them wrong
Comment icon #2 Posted by ROGER on 5 February, 2010, 6:45
yeah right. it's more like an assumption than technique to me . for as long as no one can reach the exoplanet , no one can prove them wrong You may be right, but it's not an unusably technique for other optical systems used today. A better satellite image enhancement perhaps?
Comment icon #3 Posted by DONTEATUS on 5 February, 2010, 16:07
Sometimes one gets the impression that Science and all that it has given us is in question by some people ? I would bet that Exoplanet exploration will grow and reveil good and proper Science as does most Endevours on this Planet. To the Stars !

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:


Man swims in 1,500-gallon pool of Coca-Cola
The remarkable stunt saw a man jump in to a pool filled with several thousand bottles of fizzy drink.
Disclosure advocate releases NORAD UFO files
Victor Viggiani released the documents to the public during the Alien Cosmic Expo event on Saturday.
Scientists succeed in making their own lava
A team from the State University of New York at Buffalo created their own magma as part of an experiment.
Ghostly hand turns up in 116-year-old photo
A photograph taken of workers at a linen mill over a century ago appears to contain an unexpected extra.
Other news in this category
Vegetables grown on Mars should be edible
Posted 6-24-2016 | 4 comments
Dutch scientists have replicated the soil on Mars to demonstrate that vegetables can be grown there....
What happened to all the water on Venus ?
Posted 6-21-2016 | 7 comments
Scientists have been investigating where all the water in the atmosphere of Venus disappeared to....
Three ISS astronauts have returned to Earth
Posted 6-19-2016 | 5 comments
Tim Peake, Tim Kopra and Yuri Malenchenko touched down safely aboard their Soyuz capsule on Saturday....
Gravitational waves detected a second time
Posted 6-18-2016 | 6 comments
Scientists have announced that they have picked up gravitational waves from two colliding black holes....
Mysterious 'alien' space rock discovered
Posted 6-16-2016 | 6 comments
A 470 million-year-old meteorite has turned out to be quite unlike any that have been found before....
'10 planets or more' within our solar system
Posted 6-15-2016 | 6 comments
A Cambridge scientist maintains that there may be far more planets in the solar system than we realize....
New 'Tatooine' planet is largest ever found
Posted 6-14-2016 | 2 comments
Astronomers have revealed the discovery of a Jupiter-sized exoplanet in a distant binary star system....

 View: More news in this category
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ