Science Atmospheres for 'hot Jupiters' drier than expected

Astronomers hunting for water in the atmospheres of three 'hot Jupiters' have found a dry heat – and that could be a problem for current theories of planet formation.

By , Staff writer

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Jupiter-class extrasolar planets orbiting close to their host stars are hot. But it's a dry heat – unexpectedly dry.