UCSB Astronomer Uncovers the Hidden Identity of an Exoplanet

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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

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Jul 3, 2013
Interesting article.

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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