Exoplanets

'are We Alone?' Study Refines Which Exoplanets Are Potentially Habitable

Researchers are first to combine 3D climate modeling with atmospheric chemistry to explore the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total galactic population.
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Astrophysicist Discovers Numerous Multiple Star Systems With Exoplanets

Is Earth the only habitable planet in the universe or are there more worlds somewhere out there that are capable of supporting life? And if there are, what might they look like? In a bid to answer these fundamental questions, scientists are...
Related topics: Astrophysics, Space

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Distant Worlds Under Many Suns

An astrophysicist has discovered many new multiple star systems that contain exoplanets. For this, he searched more than 1,300 exoplanet host stars. He found that 15 per cent of those stars have at least one companion star, which is only about half...
Related topics: Astrophysics, Scientific Discoveries

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Just Look At This Nasa Image Of The Milky Way And Try Not To Feel Tiny

Of all the incredible pieces of machinery that NASA has orbiting Earth right now, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is one of the most impressive. Its ultra-sensitive lenses can spot the tiniest changes in brightness of far-off stars...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Milky Way, Polls, Satellites

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This Spacecraft Will Detect If Exoplanet Skies Are Cloudy, Hazy Or Clear

NASA is adding an instrument to the European Space Agency's ARIEL spacecraft.(Credit: ESA/STFC RAL Space/UCL/Europlanet-Science Office) NASA announced last week that it will contribute to a European Space Agency mission scheduled to launch in...
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Satellites Watched Mercury’s Transit From Space, Confirming That Yes, The Sun Has At Least One...

Do you wonder how astronomers find all those exoplanets orbiting stars in distant solar systems? Mostly they use the transit method. When a planet travels in between its star and an observer, the light from the star dims. That’s called a...
Related topics: Satellites, Space, Sun

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Who Really Discovered The First Exoplanet?

Two Swiss astronomers got a well-deserved Nobel for finding an exoplanet, but there’s an intriguing backstory -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Space

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Panoramic Image Of The Southern Sky Shows Our Galaxy And Others Beyond

NASA's planet-hunting satellite, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, has captured a stunning image of the vast sea of stars in the southern sky.
Related topics: Galaxies, Space, NASA, Satellites, Polls

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Nasa Instrument To Probe Planet Clouds On European Mission

NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of hundreds of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun, or exoplanets, for the first time.
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It Seems Impossible, But Somehow This Planet Survived Its Star’s Red Giant Phase

Astronomers working with TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) data have found a planet where it shouldn’t be: in the space recently filled by its host star when it was a red giant. TESS uses Asteroseismology to examine stars. It...
Related topics: Space, Polls, Satellites

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Tess Presents Panorama Of Southern Sky

The glow of the Milky Way—our galaxy seen edgewise—arcs across a sea of stars in a new mosaic of the southern sky produced from a year of observations by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Constructed from 208 TESS images taken...
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, NASA, Polls, Satellites

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Rare Super-neptune Exoplanet Spotted In Nearby Binary System

Astronomers have discovered a rare type of exoplanet called a super-Neptune, larger than Neptune and around five to seven times the size of Earth.
Related topics: Neptune, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Forget The Habitable Exoplanets—here Are Some Of Our Galaxy’s Freaks

55 Cancri e. [credit: NASA ] Let's face it, when it comes to the search for planets outside of our Solar System, Earth-like worlds get all...
Related topics: Galaxies, Space, NASA

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Worldwide Observations Confirm Nearby 'lensing' Exoplanet

Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing.
Related topics: Telescopes, Space

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Jupiter-sized Exoplanet Discovered Through Microlensing

The path of a light beam is bent by the presence of mass, and a massive body can therefore act like a lens (a "gravitational lens") to distort the image of an object seen behind it. Scientists first confirmed Einstein's prediction quantitatively...
Related topics: Jupiter, Scientific Discoveries, Albert Einstein

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Even 'goldilocks' Exoplanets Need A Well-behaved Star

Scientists model how the 'weather' on a star impacts exoplanets to see if even those thought to be in habitable zones could suffer from solar storms. They expect their work to help narrow the number of exoplanets studied for their potential to...
Related topics: Solar Storms, Sun

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Spooky Nasa Posters Highlight The Mysterious World Of Exoplanets

NASA’s newly released posters have a vintage horror movie look just in time for Halloween, and highlight exoplanets in a series called Galaxy of Horrors.  The posters are meant to be informative about different exoplanets and are free to download.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Galaxies

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Simulations Explain Giant Exoplanets With Eccentric, Close-in Orbits

As planetary systems evolve, gravitational interactions between planets can fling some of them into eccentric elliptical orbits around the host star, or even out of the system altogether. Smaller planets should be more susceptible to this...
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Astronomers See The Wreckage From A Collision Between Exoplanets

The history of our Solar System is punctuated with collisions. Collisions helped create the terrestrial planets and end the reign of the dinosaurs. And a massive collision between Earth and an ancient body named Theia likely created the Moon. Now...
Related topics: Space, Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Moon

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Two Exoplanets Smashed Together, Pulverizing Each Other Into Fine Dust

A planetary graveyard has been observed in the BD +20 307 binary star system, where a dusty debris disk is the result of two exoplanets colliding and smashing into tiny particles.

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