Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
16 Aug , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by an international team of scientists, the gas giant KELT-9b is so hot that its atmosphere contains vaporized iron and titanium.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, TESS
9 Aug , 2018 by Matt Williams
Before commencing its mission to find exoplanets, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite took some impressive images of a comet in our Solar System.
5 Aug , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new study, it is possible that extra-solar planets with no plate tectonics might be capable of supporting life, contrary to previous assumptions.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Habitability
30 Jul , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new study from the Earth-Life Science Institute, it may be time to fine-tune what astronomers mean by “habitable zone”
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, JWST, TESS
18 Jul , 2018 by Matt Williams
When the James Webb Space Telescope is deployed, it will study and characterize the atmospheres of gas giants, with the eventual goal of focusing on potentially-habitable exoplanets.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Kepler Mission
12 Jul , 2018 by Matt Williams
The Kepler mission has been put into hibernation prior to downloading data from its 18th campaign and commencing its last.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Space Exploration
7 Jul , 2018 by Matt Williams
In a recent study, a pair of astrophysicists suggest that Breakthrough Starshot could also test Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity while traveling to Alpha Centauri.
4 Jul , 2018 by Matt Williams
A team of international astronomers recently captured the first image of a newly-formed planet, which will allow astronomers to test models of planetary formation
14 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
In a series of new studies, a pair of French researchers tackle the question of how many people would need to be sent on an interstellar journey to ensure that a healthy crew arrives.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial
13 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
In a new study, astrophysicist Hector Socas-Navarro proposes searching for aliens by looking for signs of dense satellite rings around planets – aka. Clarke Belts.
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