Planet Orbiting around Nearby Star Gives Clues to the Formation of Atmospheres

Astronomers have uncovered new clues about the formation of planets around other stars. One question is, do the atmospheres around planets survive or how are they stripped off?  Some of the Earth’s atmosphere was stripped off during formation. What happens in other exoplanet systems?

The question is, why?  Please join +Tony Darnell Dr.+Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis as we discuss a peculiar observation made with the Hubble Space Telescope around a nearby exoplanet.

Read more here:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2015/17/

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http://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-lets-you-experience-*****-time-with-new-custom-tool

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