Researchers studying planets’ atmospheres reveal new information about exoplanet WASP-76b

A team of international researchers at Cornell University discovered that the fiery exoplanet is known as WASP-76B, approximately 640 light-years from Earth, is even hotter than previously known. This exoplanet’s sun is hotter than the earth’s sun. Cornell University is a NYSERNet member. Learn more here:

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A graphic depicting iron rain falling on exoplanet WASP-76b

Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser