ESPRESSO observes an exoplanet with iron rain

Artistic interpretation of the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-76b. On the left side of the image, the border of the end of the afternoon in the exoplanet can be seen, in the transition between day and night.
Credits: ESO/M. Kornmesser

A team of researchers from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) was part of a study which detected and characterized the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-76b, a study only made possible thanks to the ESPRESSO spectrograph.

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