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Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere.

The findings were published this month in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Named WASP-62b, the gas giant was first detected in 2012 through the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) South survey.

Its atmosphere, however, had never been closely studied until now.

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Credit: M. Weiss/Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Artist illustration of WASP-62b, the first Jupiter-like planet detected without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere.

The illustration is drawn from the perspective of an observer nearby to the planet.

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