Illustration of the exoplanet Proxima B, orbiting Proxima Centauri, a Red Dwarf Star | Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Researchers Create Simulated Exoplanet Atmospheres

Using a model for exoplanets of various sizes and orbiting different types of stars, Johns Hopkins University scientists show the type — and number — of molecules that are likely to form in an atmosphere.

Lead author Sarah Hörst, right, and assistant research scientist Chao He examine a sample of simulated exoplanet atmosphere created in the chamber behind them. | Will Kirk/JHU