Exoplanets

18 Earth-sized Exoplanets Discovered

Scientists have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. The worlds are so small that previous surveys had overlooked them. One of them is one of the smallest known so far; another one could offer conditions friendly to life. The...
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Habitability Of Planets Will Depend On Their Interiors

A lot of the headlines and discussion around the habitability of exoplanets is focused on their proximity to their star and on the presence of water. It makes sense, because those are severely limiting factors. But those planetary characteristics...
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Young Stars Love To Destroy Planet Atmospheres, New Study Suggests

New exoplanet discoveries have been piling up fast in recent years, and whenever astronomers confirm the existence of another planet there's always an immediate interest in whether or not that planet could support life. For many newly-discovered...
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The Fight Over Who Really Found The First Exoplanet

Astronomers are almost ready to declare the winner of a decades-old planetary race.
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Nasa’s Planet Hunter Finds First Earth-sized Exoplanet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is on a roll. Following January’s announcement of a third confirmed exoplanet—HD 21749b—the space telescope has spotted an Earth-sized sibling, HD 21749c. Both worlds are detailed...
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Powerful Particles And Tugging Tides May Affect Extraterrestrial Life

Two new studies, one on high-energy particles and the other on tidal forces, may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets.

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Tess Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar system that TESS has identified yet. In a paper published today in the...
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Breezing Through The Space Environment Of Barnard's Star B

The closest exoplanet to us, if we include only single stars like the Sun, is the planet around Barnard's Star, Barnard's Star-b ("BSb"). (The planet Promixa Centauri-b is closer, but Proxima Cen is part of a triple-star system with Alpha and Beta...
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Nasa To Fund ‘innovative’ Self-healing Spacesuits, Venus Landers

Smart spacesuits, an exoplanet telescope, and solar surfing, oh my! NASA this week unveiled 18 space technology concepts selected for further research, as part of the agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. These […] The...
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They Live: Aliens Could Evolve On Nearby Exoplanets, Scientists Claim

The astronomers revealed that at the dawn of history, billions of years ago, life on Earth weathered a UV radiation barrage, with levels exceeding those observed on some of the potentially habitable planets out there.
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Scientists Discover Evidence Of Giant Planet 13 Times More Massive Than Jupiter

A team of Brazilian astronomers recently determined a giant exoplanet, over thirteen times more massive than Jupiter, is likely responsible for some funky orbital observations of a far away half-dead binary system. How it got there remains a...
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Life Could Be Evolving Right Now On Nearest Exoplanets

Excitement about exoplanets skyrocketed when rocky Earth-like planets were discovered orbiting in the habitable zone of some of our closest stars – until hopes for life were dashed by the high levels of radiation bombarding those worlds.
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"toffee Planets" Hint At Earth's Cosmic Rarity

Exoplanets with stretchy, flowing rock may be bereft of plate tectonics—and of complex life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Have Scientists Ever Directly Photographed An Exoplanet?

Scientists have detected around 4,000 planets outside our solar system, but we typically just see artistic renderings. Has an actual photo of one ever been captured?        
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Violent Planetwide Storm Spotted Above Distant Exoplanet

New data from the European Southern Observatory shows raging storm clouds of iron and silicates swirling above a distant exoplanet.

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Young Astronomer Uses Artificial Intelligence To Discover 2 Exoplanets

A team led by an undergraduate student at the University of Texas, Austin, has found two new planets by using artificial intelligence to sift through data from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope.(Image credit: AP)
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Nasa’s Planet-hunting Satellite Tess Locates Its First Exoplanet

NASA's planet-hunting satellite, TESS, was launched last year to search for exoplanets. And the search is already paying off, as astronomers announce they have discovered a Saturn-sized planet. The post NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS...
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Unfriendly Exoplanet Is Stormy, Blistering Hot, And Full Of Carbon Monoxide

The GRAVITY instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer has observed its first exoplanet, HR8799e, using a technique called optical interferometry. The post Unfriendly exoplanet is stormy, blistering hot,...
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Nasa’s Tess Exoplanet Hunter Just Spotted A Brand New ‘hot Saturn’

NASA TESS spacecraft has been in space for almost a year now, and it powerful imaging tools are definitely being put to work. As we saw with last year's first batch of snapshots from NASA, TESS is capable of surveying huge portions of the sky in...
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Astronomers Get A Direct, Detailed Look At An Exoplanet's Atmosphere

Most exoplanet observations are indirect, inferring the existence and characteristics of a planet by watching the light or motion of its host star. But direct exoplanet observations have begun, and the GRAVITY instrument on the Very Large Telescope...
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