Big Planets Don’t Necessarily Mean Big Moons

Does the size of an exomoon help determine if life could form on an exoplanet it’s orbiting? This is something…

5 months ago

Where are All the Double Planets?

A recent study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society examines formation mechanisms for how binary planets—two…

7 months ago

What is the Maximum Number of Moons that Earth Could Have?

In a recent study published in Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at…

2 years ago

Neptune-Sized Exomoon Found Orbiting a Jupiter-Sized Planet?

A new study by an astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research shows that the first exomoon…

7 years ago

Kepler Spots the First Exomoon Candidate 4000 Light Years From Earth

Relying on Kepler data, a recent study led by researchers from the University of Columbia has turned up the first…

7 years ago

“Super Saturn” Has an Enormous Ring System and Maybe Even Exomoons

Astronomers watching the repeated and drawn-out dimming of a relatively nearby Sun-like star have interpreted their observations to indicate an eclipse…

9 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – April 11, 2014: Exomoons, Eclipses & Launches

Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalist: Morgan Rehnberg(cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) (more…)

10 years ago

On the Road to One Thousand Exoplanets

A quiet milestone in modern astronomy may soon come to pass.  As of today, The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia lists a…

11 years ago

Exomoons? Kepler‘s On The Hunt

[/caption] Recently, I posted an article on the feasibility of detecting moons around extrasolar planets. It was determined that exceptionally…

12 years ago