Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
5 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.
Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial
3 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by members of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there could be
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Space Exploration
30 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
Dr. Claudius Gros explains the purpose, intent, and technology behind Project Genesis, which seeks to seed “transiently habitable” exoplanets with life to jumpstart the evolutionary process.
28 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
A study team led from the University of Hawaii recently studied two inflated gas giants, and revealed a possible explanation as to why they are so “puffy”.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Spitzer
17 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after all, but actually has a thick, Earth-like atmosphere.
Astronomy, ESO, Extrasolar Planets
15 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
The ESO has announced the discovery of an exoplanet around a nearby “quiet” red dwarf star, which makes it more likely to be habitable
7 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by an international team of scientists, Proxima Centauri could have dust belts that indicate the presence of more planets.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Planetary Formation
1 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
The discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet around a red dwarf star has caused astronomers to rethink some of their theories on planet formation.
30 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Thanks to the efforts of a team of professional and amateur astronomers, the first extra-solar comets have been observed.
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