Extrasolar Planets

TESS Finds a Super-Earth and two Mini-Neptunes in a Single System

A recent study based on TESS data has revealed a three-planet system (two mini-Neptunes and a Super-Earth) just over 200…

7 days ago

There Could be as Many Water Worlds as Earths in the Milky Way

A new study has examined all the rocky planets around red dwarf stars and determined that "water worlds" are as…

3 weeks ago

Astronomers Create the First 3D Model of a Planet Orbiting in a Binary System

Using the astrometry technique, an international team of astronomers has created the first 3D architecture of a binary star system…

4 weeks ago

Astronomers Find a Waterworld Planet With Deep Oceans in the Habitable Zone

An international team of astronomers have found the best candidate for an "ocean world," an exoplanet covered in very deep…

1 month ago

The Youngest Exoplanet Ever Seen?

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed what could be the youngest exoplanet ever detected!

2 months ago

NASA Wants Your Help Designing a Starshade to Observe Exoplanets

NASA is seeking the public's input for a Starshade that will allow ground-based telescopes to Directly Image exoplanets!

2 months ago

Tidal Heating Could Make Exomoons Much More Habitable (and Detectable)

A new study shows how the study of tidal heating in exomoons could greatly expand the search for life in…

3 months ago

There Could Be Four Hostile Civilizations in the Milky Way

In a series of papers, amateur astronomer and exoplanet researcher Alberto Caballero narrows down who could have sent the Wow!…

4 months ago

A new Quantum Technique Could Enable Telescopes the Size of Planet Earth

A new technique that incorporates quantum techniques to interferometry could trigger another revolution in astronomy!

4 months ago

The Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) Could Detect Exoplanets Within a few Dozen Light-Years of Earth Using Astrometry

A team of Chinese researchers has proposed a new mission to find Earth-like planets in neighboring star systems - the…

5 months ago