KELT-9b is a giant, hot exoplanet with iron and titanium in its atmosphere

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Researchers have detailed the atmosphere of a giant, incredibly hot exoplanet called KELT-9b. Using the HARPS-North spectrograph located on the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in La Palma, Spain, experts were able to discern the exoplanet’s atmospheric properties, identifying iron and titanium vapor. The composition is the result of KELT-9b’s incredibly hot temperature. The study was recently published in the journal Nature, … Continue reading
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