June 17, 2024

Exoplanets: barium sky

Exoplanets: barium sky

In space there is supernatural Mercury and tiny Neptune, hot Jupiters and even Jupiters so hot that they orbit so close to their star that their atmosphere is unlike anything in our solar system. Tomas Azevedo Silva of the University of Porto and his working group have described two exoplanets in Astronomy and Astrophysics.which stands out among even the most exotic celestial bodies: clouds of barium, the heaviest element discovered to date, drift into its gaseous envelope.