On Tuesday 16th October 2016, the NASA astronomers working with the University College London and the ESA announced that they have discovered for the first time a “Super Earth” (ex-planet) with an atmosphere. The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) of the Hubble Telescope helped in finding the planet, dubbed 55 Cancri e. It is estimated that this planet is about 40 light years away from the earth. NASA said that Super Earths are considered rocky planets and much bigger than the earth. This planet is estimated eight times larger than our earth. NASA believes that it is considered the most common rocky planet type found in the Galaxy.
The UCL PhD student Angelo Tsiaras issued a statement that it is a very amazing result due to it is the first time that NASA is capable in finding the spectral finger prints. It indicates that presence of gases in the atmosphere of Super Earth. The atmosphere inspection of 55 Cancri e indicated that Super Earth has intelligibility to manage a significant amount of hydrogen and helium gases from the galaxy from which it is formed originally. Awkwardly, the Super Earth undoubtedly doesn’t support any kind of human life. Its atmosphere is assumingly consists of entirely the helium and hydrogen gases with unavailability of water. This plane is too close to its star that is estimated at 18 Earth hours away. The surface of Super Earth can have more than 2,000 degree centigrade.