Exoplanet hit by stellar flare – loses atmosphere
Source: Astronomy & Geophysics, Volume 53, Number 4, 1 August 2012 , pp. 4.07-4.07(1)
Abstract:A dramatic demonstration of the effects of a flare from a star on the atmosphere of a closely orbiting gas giant exoplanet has come from combining data from the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA'a Swift gamma‐ray observatory.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2012