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Extrasolar Planets

Five Snapshots of how the Earth Looked at Key Points in its History Could Help us Find Habitable Exoplanets

A study by Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute provides models of how Earth looked like over time, which could help us…

1 week ago

How Will Clouds Obscure the View of Exoplanet Surfaces?

A new study shows how the presence of a cloud layer could make it harder for the James Webb Space…

2 weeks ago

Gas and Dust Stop Planets From Eating Their Moons

A team of Japanese researchers have created a new model for moon formation that explains how planets like Saturn end…

4 weeks ago

Detecting Exoplanets Through Their Exoauroras

A team of scientists from the Netherlands have proposed an exciting new approach for finding exoplanets: look for signs of…

1 month ago

Here’s What the Climate Might Look Like on Proxima Centauri B

NASA scientists have run simulations that show what the climate on Proxima b might be like, with encouraging results!

2 months ago

Giant Planets Could Form Around Tiny Stars in Just a Few Thousand Years

A new study has shown how gas giants (like Proxima c) can exist around Red Dwarf suns, the most common…

3 months ago

In About 3 Million Years, WASP-12b Will Spiral into its Star and be Consumed

A new study led by Princeton researchers has confirmed that in the long run, hot Jupiters are destined to be…

3 months ago

“Super-Puff” Exoplanets Aren’t Like Anything We’ve Got in the Solar System

A new study by a team led from the University of Colorado, Boulder, has discovered a rare and unique class…

3 months ago

Neptune-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Dead White Dwarf Star. Here’s the Crazy Part, the Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than the Star

Astronomers have discovered a large Neptune-sized planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The planet is four times bigger than the…

4 months ago

What’s the Best Way to Sail From World to World? Electric Sails or Solar Sails?

A new study compares two potential means of interstellar exploration, which could have implications for both space exploration and the…

5 months ago