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Exoplanet atmospheres

Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet in the Habitable zone. It Might Be Rain

Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its star's habitable zone.…

7 months ago

Habitability of Planets Will Depend on Their Interiors

A lot of the headlines and discussion around the habitability of exoplanets is focused on their proximity to their star…

11 months ago

Ground-Based Telescope Directly Observes the Atmosphere of an Extrasolar Planet, and Sees Swirling Clouds of Iron and Silicates

We've finally got our first optical look at an exoplanet and its atmosphere, and boy is it a strange place.…

1 year ago

Europan Space Whales Anyone? Planets Covered by Deep Oceans Can Still Have Life on Them

According to a new study by a pair of researchers, planets covered in deep oceans (aka. "water worlds") may be…

2 years ago

This Planet is so Metal. Iron and Titanium Vapour Found in the Atmosphere of an “Ultra-Hot Jupiter”

According to a new study by an international team of scientists, the gas giant KELT-9b is so hot that its…

2 years ago

Using Atmospheric Beacons to Search for Signs of Extra-Terrestrial Life

A new study by a team of NASA scientists has shown how searching for biosignatures known as atmospheric beacons could…

2 years ago

New Exoplanet Research: Magnetic Fields Significantly Affect Hot Jupiter Atmospheres

Determining weather patterns in exoplanet atmospheres – hundreds to thousands of light years away – is extremely difficult. However, given…

7 years ago

How Well Can Astronomers Study Exoplanet Atmospheres?

[/caption] Exoplanet discoveries are happening at a frenetic pace, and some of the latest newly discovered worlds are sometimes described…

8 years ago

Exoplanet May Have Metal-Rich Atmosphere

[/caption] At first glance, GJ 1214b is just another of the growing number of the super-Earth class of exoplanets. Discovered…

9 years ago

Plausibility Check – Habitable Planets around Red Giants

[/caption] While planets orbiting twin stars are a staple of science fiction, another is having humans live on planets orbiting…

9 years ago