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ESOcast 126 Light: Titanium oxide in exoplanetary atmosphere (4K UHD)

13 Sep 2017, 17:00 UTC
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Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. This discovery around the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-19b exploited the power of the FORS2 instrument. It provides unique information about the chemical composition and the temperature and pressure structure of the atmosphere of this unusual and very hot world.

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