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NASA’s Spitzer Reveals First Carbon-Rich Planet

Posted: 12/16/2010 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 391   Submitted By:timehuman   Category: Space   Source: timehuman.blogspot.com
Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of carbon. The planet, a gas giant named WASP-12b, is the first carbon-rich world ever observed. The discovery was made using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, along with previously published ground-based observations.





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