exoplanet detection

A New Deep Learning Algorithm Can Find Earth 2.0

How can machine learning help astronomers find Earth-like exoplanets? This is what a recently accepted study to Astronomy & Astrophysics…

3 weeks ago

Exoplanets: Why study them? What are the challenges? What can they teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has explored the importance of studying impact craters and planetary surfaces and what these scientific disciplines can teach…

5 months ago

This Jupiter-Sized Exoplanet is Unusual for Several Reasons

In a recent study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, a team of international researchers examined…

10 months ago

A Direct Image of a Planet That’s Just Like Jupiter, Only Younger

In a recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of astronomers used the W. M. Keck Observatory…

12 months ago

The Planet That Shouldn’t Exist

As of this writing, almost 5300 exoplanets spanning approximately 4000 planetary systems have been confirmed to exist in our universe.…

1 year ago

The Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) Could Detect Exoplanets Within a few Dozen Light-Years of Earth Using Astrometry

A team of Chinese researchers has proposed a new mission to find Earth-like planets in neighboring star systems - the…

2 years ago

TESS Finds its Third Planet, a sub-Neptune with a 36-Day Orbit

After only three months of operation, NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) spacecraft is delivering on its mission to find…

5 years ago

What is the Gravitational Microlensing Method?

The Gravitational Microlensing method relies on rare events (one star passing in front of another) to focus light and search…

6 years ago

Discovery! More Planets Found Orbiting In A Star Cluster

As Earthlings, we're so used to thinking about planets being in simple orbits around a single star. But the Sun…

11 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – Planet Spotting

[/caption] The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia counted 548 confirmed extrasolar planets at 6 May 2011, while the NASA Star and Exoplanet…

13 years ago