Planetary Tails

17 Jul 2010

National Geographic July 15th http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100715-alien-planet-comet-like-tail/ is a story about a planet orbiting so close to a star that its atmosphere is being blasted away, forming a gaseous comet-like tail - according to astronomers in the Astrophysical Journal of July 10th. The same story can be accessed at www.physorg.com/print198428717.html and adds that is was seen from the Hubble Space Telescope.