A recent study made an attempt to know a lot more about exoplanets' atmospheres as it was revealed that two teams of astronomers have managed to apply a technique to track down extrasolar planets. It is believed that this new method would be able to reveal a planet's mass, which would further prove out to help find out composition of a planet.
It is believed that this new move would be able to change a lot in the time to come, thereby adding a lot into exoplanet study toolbox. "Tau Bootis b has always been somewhat of an odd beast. I think it tells us something about the secret lives of super-massive planets”, said Dimitar Sasselov, a researcher studying extrasolar planets at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. It has also been found that Tau Bootis is somewhat 1.3 times the mass of the sun and can be categorized as an active star.
The study would be published in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. It has also come to light through tracking down other extrasolar planet atmospheres, with the Spitzer Space Telescope, that the temperature at the top of the atmospheres of dubbed hot Jupiters is a lot high.