Kepler-438b: Red Dwarf May Have Stripped Away Atmosphere of Earth-Like Exoplanet

The atmosphere of Kepler-438b is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation emitted from the planet’s violent parent star, says a team of scientists led by University of Warwick astronomer Dr David Armstrong. Kepler-438b is 1.2 times larger than Earth and orbits its parent star, Kepler-438, once every 35.2 days. The [...] —> Read More