55 cancri e

This Hellish Planet Orbits its Star Every 18 Hours. How Did it Get There?

Astronomers discovered 55 Cancri e in 2004. That was five years before NASA's Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft was launched, and exoplanet…

1 year ago

Tiny Cubesat Detects an Exoplanet

A team of MIT researchers have observed a Super-Earth using a CubeSat, making it the smallest satellite to study an…

4 years ago

Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study

A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after…

7 years ago

‘Diamond’ Super-Earth’s Makeup Called Into Question In New Study

A precious planet? Don't think so fast, a new study says. The so-called "diamond super-Earth", 55 Cancri e, may actually…

11 years ago