Scientists Develop Method of Measuring the Magnetic Field of Exoplanets

November 23, 2014 7:06 PM

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The magnetic field of the exoplanet HD 209458b has been measured for the first time. The method used to measure the magnetic field was unique and could be used by astronomers to examine other alien worlds.

Planet HD 209458b, also known as Osiris, has a slightly less mass than Jupiter. The planet is about one third bigger than the largest planet within our solar system. Osiris was the first planet on which atmosphere was discovered. The exoplanet is 150 light years from Earth and its temperatures can r...

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