Media: scientists discovered helium in the atmosphere of extrasolar planets


Media: scientists discovered helium in the atmosphere of extrasolar planets

TASS, 2 may. Scientists using the Hubble space telescope has detected helium in the atmosphere of extrasolar planets WASP-107b. This is stated in an article published Wednesday in the electronic version of the journal Nature. It is noted that this system was found in the solar system.

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"Helium is the second most common element in the Universe after hydrogen. But despite repeated searches it has not yet been found in the atmospheres of exoplanets"- said an employee of the University of Exeter (UK) Jessica Spak, one of the authors of the discovery.

WASP-107b – open in 2017 planet giant of the size of Jupiter located in the constellation Virgo at a distance of about 200 light years from Earth.

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