Astronomers discover a water-rich planet outside our solar system

The Subaru Telescope is equipped with two optical cameras.

Astronomers discover a water-rich planet outside our solar system

Science Recorder | Ellen Miller | Thursday, September 05, 2013

A Japanese research team of astronomers and other planetary scientists have used the Subaru Telescope to determine whether the surface of a planet that scientists have deemed a "super Earth" is rich in hydrogen or water. The telescope is equipped with two optical cameras, Suprime-Cam and the Faint Object Camera and Spectrograph (FOCAS), with a blue transmission filter that aided the scientists in their investigation... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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