Exoplanets

2 Studies, 1 Planet! Inside A Race To Discover A Water Vapor World

Water vapor, and likely clouds that rain liquid water, have been discovered on an exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its star. But there's an issue.
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Tess Team Is Awarded Nasa's Silver Achievement Medal

On Sept. 5, NASA awarded a Silver Achievement Medal to the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) team. The award was presented during a ceremony at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as part of NASA's 2019 Agency Honor Awards. The Silver...
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Nasa Finds First Super-earth Exoplanet With Water Vapor In Habitable Zone

NASA has announced that for the first time, Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an exoplanet with water vapor that exists within the habitable zone of its star. The exoplanet has been named K2-18b and it is located outside of our solar system....
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Water Discovered For First Time In Atmosphere Of Habitable Exoplanet

Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet with Earth-like temperatures that could support life as we know it, scientists revealed Wednesday. Eight times the mass of Earth and twice as big, K2-18b orbits in its...
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Chemical Element Potassium Detected In An Exoplanet Atmosphere

A team of astronomers led by AIP Ph.D. student Engin Keles detected the chemical element potassium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, for the first time with overwhelming significance and applying high-resolution spectroscopy. The Potsdam Echelle...
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There May Be Volcanoes On A Moon Around This Hot, Giant Exoplanet

Scientists may have found a volcanic world on the verge of destruction, where the chances of finding life are highly unlikely.
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Exoplanets Can't Hide Their Secrets From Innovative New Instrument

In an unprecedented feat, an American research team discovered hidden secrets of an elusive exoplanet using a powerful new instrument at the 8-meter Gemini North telescope on Maunakea in Hawai'i. The findings not only classify a Jupiter-sized...
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A Bizarre Exoplanet Is Making Astronomers Rethink How Solar Systems Form

Astronomers have spotted a strange, first-of-its-kind exoplanet, meaning a planet that orbits a solar system beyond ours. Exoplanet HR 5183 b, a gas giant three times the mass of Jupiter, swivels around its parent star in a far-flung, egg-shaped...
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Exoplanet Three Times The Mass Of Jupiter Has A Wild Orbit

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet that is massive coming in at three times the mass of Jupiter. The giant planet travels on a long, egg-shaped path around its star. The scientists say that if the planet, called HR 5183 b, were placed into...
Related topics: Jupiter, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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There Could Be Planets Out There Which Are Even More Habitable Than Earth

According to a recent study presented at this year's Goldschmidt Geochemistry Congress, there may be exoplanets out there that are more habitable than Earth The post There Could be Planets Out There Which are Even More Habitable than Earth appeared...
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Study Shows Some Exoplanets May Have Greater Variety Of Life Than Exists On Earth

A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has.

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Habitable Type Planets Found Around Nearby Small Mass Star

A team of researchers from several European countries and one from Chile has found evidence of three possibly habitable exoplanets circling the star GJ1061. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, and soon to be published in Monthly...
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Q&a: Scientist Models Exoplanet's Atmosphere

In the search for life beyond our galaxy, many scientists have their eyes turned toward orbs like Earth: rocky planets. So after the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) detected a rocky planet slightly larger than Earth last fall, a team of...
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A Red-hot Alien World Was Found Orbiting Three Stars

NASA's TESS exoplanet-hunting satellite has already made some incredible discoveries in its first couple of years in service, but its latest find will definitely look familiar to sci-fi fans. The planet LTT 1445 A b is a rocky world approximately...
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Nasa Provides Rare Glimpse Of Rocky Exoplanet’s Strange Surface

This artist's illustration shows LHS 3844b, an exoplanet with a surface that may be mostly covered in dark lava rock, according to observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / R. Hurt -...
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Rare Earth-sized Rocky Exoplanet Glimpsed By Space Telescope

There has been a debate among astronomers whether the search for life-sustaining conditions beyond our solar system should focus on exoplanets around red dwarfs or the less common, larger and hotter stars more like our own Sun.
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Nasa’s Spitzer Reveals Surface Conditions Of Distant Exoplanet

The hunt for exoplanets has ramped up in recent years as advancing telescope technology is allowing scientists to spot the telltale signs of planets orbiting distant stars. Astronomers are finding new planets at a faster rate than ever before, but...
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Beyond Tess: How Future Exoplanet-hunters Will Seek Out Strange New Worlds

Ground and space telescope missions plan to further explore exoplanets discovered by NASA's TESS spacecraft.
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Conceptual Design Ready For Plato Telescope Simulator

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research designs and builds a space simulator to test and calibrate eight out of twenty-six cameras for ESA's next exoplanet hunter telescope, PLATO. The conceptual design is now complete. PLATO will be able to...
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Citizen Scientists Are Helping Find Alien Planets In Nasa's Tess Data

When it comes to finding exoplanets, more computing power isn't always the answer.
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