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ESA/Hubble heic1515: Hubble sees atmosphere being stripped from Neptune-sized exoplanet. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen dispersing from a warm, Neptune-sized planet orbiting a nearby star. The enormous gaseous tail of the planet is about 50 times the size of the parent ...

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ESA/Hubble News
24 June 2015

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen dispersing from a warm, Neptune-sized planet orbiting a nearby star. The enormous gaseous tail of the planet is about 50 times the size of the parent star. The findings will be published in the 24 June issue of the journal Nature.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1515/

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24 June 2015

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