Exoplanets

Beta Cephei-type Pulsations Detected In V453 Cygni

Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers have detected Beta Cephei-type pulsations in an eclipsing binary system known as V453 Cygni. The finding, detailed in a paper published May 15 on arXiv.org, could be helpful in...
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Colour Of Exoplanets May Reveal Whether They Are Habitable, New Study Claims

There are various factors that affect a planet’s ability to support life – and we can study them. However, the huge distances to exoplanets – planets outside our Solar System – impede direct observations and the search for life, so...
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Ocean Circulation Might Be The Key To Finding Habitable Exoplanets

We’ve found thousands and thousands of exoplanets now. And spacecraft like TESS will likely find thousands and thousands more of them. But most exoplanets are gassy giants, molten hell-holes, or frozen wastes. How can we find those...
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Astronomers Believe They Discovered First Evidence Of Planet Being Born

A team of astronomers claimed that they have discovered the first evidence of a new planet being born. If their findings are correct, the astronomers will get a rare opportunity to observe how an exoplanet is formed. The astronomers made their...
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Nasa’s Next Great Space Telescope Finally Has A Name

NASA named its new space telescope after Nancy Grace Roman, the "Mother of Hubble." The telescope will have greater capabilities than Hubble and will be specially tuned to hunt for nearby exoplanets. Nancy Grace Roman was the first woman to hold an...
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Baby Exoplanet Spotted Growing Around Distant Star (photo)

New imagery apparently pinpoints the spot where a baby planet is forming around the young star AB Aurigae, which lies 520 light-years from Earth.
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This Formula Will ‘decode’ The Habitability Of Exoplanets

Scientists from Cornell University have developed a model to "decode" the habitability of distant exoplanets. By taking into account the color of the planet as it appears from a distance and the light of the start it is orbiting, scientists can...
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Astronomers Created An Environmental Color Decoder To Find Habitable Exoplanets

Astronomers from Cornell have developed a practical model that they call an environmental color decoder. The new practical model is designed to find climate clues to help in the search for potentially habitable exoplanets. The astronomers looked at...
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Jupiter’s Largest Moons Might Have Formed From Dust

The study of exoplanets has revolutionized our understanding of how planets are born and evolve. And now, a new theory applies those insights closer to home.
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The Nasa Hunt For Dark Energy And Exoplanets Has Some Big News

NASA plans to make a special announcement related to its WFIRST space telescope mission this week, the space agency said on Monday. The announcement will reveal something about the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, likely a new detail about the...
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Astronomers Re-create The Formation Of Jupiter’s Galilean Moons

The study of exoplanets has revolutionized our understanding of how planets are born and evolve. And now, a new theory applies those insights closer to home.
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K2-25: An Eccentric Hot Neptune With The Mass Of Seven Earths

Of the roughly 4,300 exoplanets confirmed to date, about ten percent of them are classified as "hot Jupiters." These are planets with masses between about 0.4 and 12 Jupiter-masses and orbital periods less than about 110 days (implying that they...
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Listen: Researchers Use Nasa’s Tess Satellite To Decode Distant, Pulsating Stars

Thanks to data collected by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an Australian-led research team was recently able to decipher a previously vexing celestial finding, a breakthrough that allows them to learn more about the age and...
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Breakthrough Study Of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations

Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
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Researchers Observe Iron In Exoplanetary Atmosphere

An international team of researchers, led by astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has directly demonstrated the presence of iron in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time. The researchers discovered emission lines of uncharged...
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Super-earth Or Sub-neptune? New Exoplanet Found Via Intricate Observation Technique

The planet in question is reportedly orbiting a dwarf star at an orbital distance roughly between Venus and Earth, if one were to compare it to our own solar system.
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Exoplanets: How We’ll Search For Signs Of Life

Arizona State University Whether there is life elsewhere in the universe is a question people have pondered for millennia; and within the last few decades, great strides have been made in our search for signs of life outside of our solar system....
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How Extreme Temperatures Can Turn Exoplanets Into Bizarre Planet-star Hybrids

A new mathematical model predicts some exoplanets are hotter than thought, creating strange alien worlds that are half planet and half star. Hot Jupiters are not found in our solar system, but astronomers have detected evidence showing large...
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Why Our Search For Aliens Should Focus On Hydrogen-rich Planets

The first time we find evidence of life on a planet orbiting another star (an exoplanet), it is probably going to be by analysing the gases in its atmosphere. With the number of known Earth-like planets growing, we could soon discover gases in an...
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Hubble Spots A Wacky Exoplanet With Yellow Skies And Iron Rain

'That's weird,' scientists say
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