Detecting Water Vapor On A 'Hot Jupiter' Around Tau Bootis | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... |
For the first time, a team of American astronomers has used near-infrared spectroscopy to directly detect water vapor in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet in close orbit around tau Bootis --- a bright star in Bootes that may have even helped Odysseus home from Troy. But not even Odysseus [...]