First-Ever Exoplanet With No Apparent Atmosphere Discovered

A Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics-led team used data from NASA's Spitzer Telescope to get a rare look at the surface of LHS 3844b. The rocky planet's hot side reaches temperatures over 1400°F, however, little heat transfers to its cold side, meaning it could be like Mercury or Earth's moon.
Published: 1:09 PM MDT August 19, 2019
Updated: 12:41 PM MDT August 19, 2019