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Fraser
2009-Jan-14, 11:20 PM
For the first time, astronomers have measured light emitted from extrasolar planets around sun-like stars using ground-based telescopes. The observations were obtained simultaneously and independently by two separate teams for two different planets. Incredibly, they were also able to determine properties of the exoplanets' atmospheres as well. Measuring the light emitted from a [...]

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