Two Exoplanets May Be Water Worlds

  • Released Thursday, December 15th, 2022
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 11:43AM
  • ID: 14259

Using data from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, astronomers have found evidence that two exoplanets orbiting a star 218 light-years away are “water worlds,” where water makes up a large fraction of the entire planet.

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Water World next to Earth
Benoit Gougeon, Université de Montréal

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“Space Museum” by Harry Gregson Williams [BMI] and Ho Ling Tang [BMI] via Atmosphere Music Ltd. [PRS] and Universal Production Music

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