Astronomers discover a volcano-covered exoplanet that may have atmosphere


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Researchers have discovered an Earth-size exoplanet, beyond our solar system, that could be teeming with volcanoes. Interestingly, considering the amount of volcanism that could take place on the exoplanet, scientists think the alien world might "sustain an atmosphere." The exoplanet, dubbed LP 791-18 d, was discovered based on data from NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), the now-retired Spitzer Space Telescope, and ground-based observatories.