Direct Imaging Method

If We Used the Sun as a Gravitational Lens Telescope, This is What a Planet at Proxima Centauri Would Look Like

A recent study shows how the Sun could be used as a gravitational lens to take direct images of nearby…

8 months ago

There are Natural Starshades Out There, Which Would Help Astronomers Image Exoplanets

A new study by an international team of astronomers has shown that eclipsing binary stars could act as a natural…

1 year ago

What Are Some Clues to the Climates of Exoplanets?

Researchers from the Carl Sagan Institute have created a new model for assessing the habitability of exoplanets that orbit different…

1 year ago

Astronomers Might Have Imaged a Second Planet Around Nearby Proxima Centauri – and it Might Have a Huge Set of Rings

A new study by a team using data from the Very Large Telescope's SPHERE instrument, may have caught a direct…

1 year ago

Earth is an Exoplanet to Aliens. This is What They’d See

A team of Caltech researchers developed a new method that shows what Earth would look like to extra-terrestrial observers, which…

2 years ago

What is the Direct Imaging Method?

A highly effective (but very difficult) method of exoplanet detection involves capturing direct images of bodies orbiting distant stars from…

3 years ago