July 03, 2020

Astronomers observed a core of a gas planet

Credit: University of Warwick/Mark Garlick

The Gist

Scientists have potentially had a glimpse of a gas planet's core for the first time. 

The List

  • The planet TOI-849b is what is believed to be a core of a gas planet.
  • Scientists do not yet know if the atmosphere layer was lost or is still developing.
  • TOI-849b is 39 times more massive than Earth and 3.5 times larger than Earth.

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