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Alien 'Warm Neptune' Loses Atmosphere While Transiting Star | Animation

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During the transit, the Hubble Space Telescope detected a large decrease of ultraviolet light from the star. It was a result of an enormous hydrogen cloud obscuring the view. The cloud was emitted from the doomed planet as its atmosphere evaporated. -- Full Story: http://goo.gl/I9ufPO Credit: D. Ehrenreich / V. Bourrier (Université de Genève) / A. Gracia Berná (Universität Bern)