Exoplanets

Hubble Spots A Distant Planet That Is Literally Being Vaporized

We usually think of planets as having a certain level of permanence but for worlds that reside within very close proximity of a star existence can be fleeting. One particular type of exoplanet that astronomers are trying to learn more about are the...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space

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A New Neptune-size Exoplanet

The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still...
Related topics: Neptune, Space

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Exoplanet Newly Discovered Is Losing Its Atmosphere At An Incredible Rate

Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that is of a very rare variety called a “hot Neptune.” The new exoplanet is dubbed Gliese 3470b, and the big thing about this exoplanet is that it is losing its atmosphere at an incredible rate....
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Neptune

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Astroboffins Spy A Rare Exoplanet Evaporating Before Their Eyes

*Okay so it will be here for another billion years or so but it's shrinking faster than normal Somewhere in the Cancer constellation lies a mini-Neptune sized planet that is disappearing at rate faster than ever seen before, according to research...
Related topics: Constellations, Neptune, Space

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An Exoplanet Inflated Like A Balloon

Although helium is a rare element on Earth, it is ubiquitous in the universe. It is, after hydrogen, the main component of stars and gaseous giant planets. Despite its abundance, helium was only detected recently in the atmosphere of a gaseous giant...
Related topics: Helium, Hydrogen, Space

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Astronomers Find A Bounty Of Baby Planets Hidden In The Dust Around Their Stars

An exciting paper published today in the Astrophysical Journal announced the discovery of a treasure trove of planets, found lurking in the Taurus constellation. The newfound exoplanets reside 450 light-years away from Earth in a stellar nursery and...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Constellations

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Extreme Radiation Could Strip Exoplanets Of Their Atmospheres

If orbiting just 4 million miles from your fiery host star wasn’t bad enough, things might have just gotten even worse. New research shows that stars emitting high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation could strip the atmospheres of their...

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An Exoplanet Loses Its Atmosphere In The Form Of A Tail

A new study led by scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) reveals that the giant exoplanet WASP-69b carries a comet-like tail made up of helium particles escaping from its gravitational field and propelled by the ultraviolet...
Related topics: Comets, Space, Helium

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Helium Exoplanet Inflated Like A Balloon, Research Shows

Astronomers have discovered a distant planet with an abundance of helium in its atmosphere, which has swollen to resemble an inflated balloon.
Related topics: Helium, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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More Than 100 New Planets Discovered In Old Kepler Data

In early August, the Inquisitr reported on an incredible breakthrough in the analysis of Kepler data, which led to the confirmation of 44 new exoplanets. Hailed as the largest exoplanet haul for Japan, which made the discovery, the remarkable find...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries

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K2 And Gaia Team Up To Confirm 104 New Exoplanets

K2 might have run out of fuel a few months ago, but astronomers are still using its data to uncover a slew of new worlds. Using stats from ESA’s Gaia mission and K2, an extension of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, two recent studies have...
Related topics: Space, European Space Agency, NASA, Telescopes

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Exoplanet Mission Launch Slot Announced

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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'solar Gravity Lens' Could Bring Exoplanets Into Sharp Focus

An innovative deep-space concept that relies on a solar gravity lens to enable enhanced viewing of exoplanets is under study by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The Aerospace Corporation.
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One Of The Trappist-1 Exoplanets Might Have An Ocean, Researchers Now Say

Ever since astronomers announced the discovery of seven exoplanets around the star called TRAPPIST-1, researchers have been diving into the data in an attempt to determine what the planets are like. Early on, the prospects for potentially habitable...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Astronomers Detect Water In The Atmosphere Of A Planet 179 Light-years Away

Gathering detailed information on exoplanets is extremely difficult. The light from their host star overwhelms the light from the exoplanet, making it difficult for telescopes to see them. But now a team using cutting-edge technology at the Keck...
Related topics: Space, Telescopes

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Exoplanet Stepping Stones

Astronomers have gleaned some of the best data yet on the composition of a planet known as HR 8799c—a young giant gas planet about 7 times the mass of Jupiter that orbits its star every 200 years.
Related topics: Space, Jupiter

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The Power Of The Wobble: Finding Exoplanets In The Shifting Of Starlight

They say there’s more than one way to skin an interstellar cat, and in astronomy there’s more than one way to find alien exoplanets orbiting a distant star. With the recent shut-down of NASA’s prolific Kepler mission and its...
Related topics: Space, NASA

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Here’s Now Nasa Said Goodbye To The Kepler Space Telescope

NASA was forced to plan for the inevitable death of the exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope a few weeks ago. The spacecraft, which had already discovered literally thousands of new planets, ran out of fuel and couldn't continue its science...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Telescopes, Spacecrafts, Scientific Discoveries

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Super Earth Planet Found Around One Of The Closest Stars To Us. But It’s Probably A Terrible...

The Red Dots and CARMENES projects recently announced the discovery of a super-Earth around Barnard's Star, making it the second-closest exoplanet to Earth. The post Super Earth Planet Found Around One of the Closest Stars to us. But it’s...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Astronomers May Have Just Spotted A ‘super Earth,’ And It’s Not Far Away

Lately, a lot of the exoplanets discovered by astronomers have been incredibly far away. Spotting planets at a huge distance is still important, and every new planet researchers are able to detect adds to our knowledge of the universe and nature...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries

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