UCSB Astronomer Uncovers the Hidden Identity of an Exoplanet
Diana Dragomir, a postdoctoral astronomer with UC Santa Barbara's Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope, and LCOGT postdoctoral fellow Jason Eastman teamed up in researching the super-Earth exoplanet.
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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”
Since: Mar 07
#1 Jul 3, 2013
Its proximity to the main star and its density of 4g/cm3 indicates that it is probably a "super venus" rather than super earth.
It is likely as a result of its proximity and mass, likely to still be in the "steam bath" stage, and is a magma ocean overlain by a significant steam bath with a metallic core under the magma ocean.
Have a nice day: Ag
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