NASA detects Signs of Water in a distant Neptune Sized Planet

Posted on:12 May 2017 14:23:48
NASA detects Signs of Water in a distant Neptune Sized Planet
12 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration( NASA) scientists detected a strong water signature in the atmosphere of a distant Neptune-sized planet called HAT-P-26b. 

  • HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed entirely of hydrogen and helium. 

  • The  HAT-P-26b has located about 437 light years away.

  • The planet’s metallicity was found to be about 4.8 times that of the Sun.


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