This exo-inferno planet has titanium in its atmosphere

The light from an alien world has been examined in more detail than any before, revealing the first detection of titanium oxide in any planet’s atmosphere.

The planet WASP-19b, which is a similar size to Jupiter, is so close to its parent star that it completes an orbit in just 19 hours. It is far too hot for life to survive, but the detection is a huge step towards understanding exoplanets.

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