This Exoplanet is Burning Hot and Pitch Black

Exoplanets are a constant source of surprise and wonder. The skies of HAT-P-7b are decorated with clouds made of ruby and sapphire, KELT-9b is hotter than most stars, and now astronomers have noticed something strange about a gas giant called WASP-19b. In the upper atmosphere of this "hot Jupiter" sits a layer of titanium oxide, which has flipped the usual atmospheric temperature structure on its head... Continue Reading Titanium clouds wreak havoc on "hot Jupiter" exoplanet's climate Category: Space Tags: Astronomy Atmosphere ESO Exoplanet Gas Giant Titanium University of Cambridge Related Articles: Solar winds are stealing the Martian atmosphere NASA to build laser-pulse device to shed light on mesosphere Space weather pegged as possible cause of mysterious Martian plumes

This Exoplanet is Burning Hot and Pitch Black

An exoplanet twice the size of Jupiter is hot, egg-shaped and coal-black. Wasp-12b orbits around a Sun-like star some 1,400 light-years away. It makes a complete orbit around its sun in just ...

Mon 18 Sep 17 from Discover Magazine

Hubble captures blistering pitch-black planet

Astronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric composition ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Titanium clouds wreak havoc on "hot Jupiter" exoplanet's climate

Exoplanets are a constant source of surprise and wonder. The skies of HAT-P-7b are decorated with clouds made of ruby and sapphire, KELT-9b is hotter than most stars, and now astronomers ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Gizmag

A hot Jupiter with titanium skies

A heavy metal atmosphere keeps WASP-19b scorchingly hot, writes Andrew Masterson.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Cosmos Magazine

VLT makes first detection of titanium oxide in an exoplanet

A team of astronomers led by Elyar Sedaghati, an ESO fellow and recent graduate of TU Berlin, has examined the atmosphere of the exoplanet [WASP-19b] in greater detail than ever before. This ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Astronomers Catch a Glimpse of a Pitch-Black Planet

A new astronomy survey has found the blackest planet ever measured. Despite an exceptionally tight orbit around its host star, WASP-12b absorbs 94 percent of the light that reaches it. The ...

Mon 18 Sep 17 from Extremetech

Weird world: Titanium spied in giant alien planet's skies

For the first time ever, titanium oxide has been spotted in an exoplanet's skies, a new study reports.

Thu 14 Sep 17 from FOXNews

Weird World: Titanium Spied in Giant Alien Planet's Skies, Wed 13 Sep 17 from SPACE.com

Titanium oxide detected in the atmosphere of 'Hot Jupiter'

Astronomers from the European Space Agency have analysed Wasp-19b's atmosphere for the first time, and detected small amounts of titanium oxide, water and sodium in its atmosphere.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

Titanium oxide detected in hot atmosphere of giant exoplanet

Very Large Telescope used to observe light from a very large planet

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Chemistry World

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