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Tango0126 Sep 2017 2:52 p.m. PST

…Exoplanet WASP-19b

"Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers made the discovery around the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-19b, a remarkable planet that has about the same mass as Jupiter. WASP-19b is so close to its parent star that it completes an orbit in just 19 hours and its atmosphere is estimated to have a temperature of about 2000 degrees Celsius.

As WASP-19b passes in front of its parent star, some of the starlight passes through the planet's atmosphere and leaves subtle fingerprints in the light that eventually reaches Earth…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 2:29 a.m. PST

"Exoplanet WASP-19b"???

Come on, seriously? How can they possibly know what the demographics are on that planet? :)

Dan

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 4:09 a.m. PST

Well, we do know that the women would be really hot! :)

Tango0127 Sep 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

Hunka hunka burning love.

goragrad27 Sep 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

Too hot to handle???

Dn Jackson28 Sep 2017 10:55 p.m. PST

"Using ESO's Very Large Telescope"

Is that the official name of the telescope? 'I'd like to sign up to use the Very Large Telescope next week please.'

Just call it the VLT, it sounds much better.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 4:13 a.m. PST

Still better than the 'Far-Away Look Thingy' (FALT)

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