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The Inferno World with Titanium Skies

  • Seething Observatory Toad Ln England, NR35 2EQ United Kingdom (map)

In late 2017, the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of a truly alien exoplanet atmosphere. Heated to over 2000C, the inferno world WASP-19b is the first exoplanet with titanium oxide detected in its atmosphere. But what is this world really like? What secrets could it still hold?

In this talk, Cambridge University astronomer Ryan MacDonald - part of the team which identified the titanium skies of WASP-19b - will guide you on an 815 light year journey to an exotic world at the very edge of the known.

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