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Astronomers Provide 'Field Guide' to Exoplanets Known as Hot Jupiters

21 Oct 2021, 04:04 UTC
Astronomers Provide 'Field Guide' to Exoplanets Known as Hot Jupiters

ESO/L. Cal├žada

By combining Hubble Space Telescope observations with theoretical models, a team of astronomers has gained insights into the chemical and physical makeup of a variety of exoplanets known as hot Jupiters. The findings provide a new and improved "field guide" for this group of planets and inform ideas about planet formation in general.

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