exoplanet-hunting

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

Astronomers still scratching their heads over population of ocean-world exoplanets

In a recent study submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of researchers led by the University of…

1 year ago

Do Exoplanet Scientists Have Favorite Exoplanets?

Exoplanets have become quite the sensation over the last decade-plus, with scientists confirming new exoplanets on a regular basis thanks…

2 years ago

Radio Emissions Have Been Detected from an Exoplanet

Invisible Glow Finding planets out in the Universe is pretty hard. I say this despite the fact that two planets…

4 years ago

In Order to Reveal Planets Around Another star, a Starshade Needs to Fly 40,000 km Away from a Telescope, Aligned Within Only 1 Meter

If NASA sends a Starshade into space, it will need to perform some very accurate formation flying with the space…

5 years ago

Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extrasolar Planets

According to a new study by a team from Columbia University, the upcoming super telescopes might be able to detect…

6 years ago

What is the Radial Velocity Method?

The Radial Velocity (aka. Doppler Spectroscopy) Method relies on measurements of a planet's "wobble" to determine the presence of one…

6 years ago

What is the Transit Method?

Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry

7 years ago

Standford Team Creates mDOT, a Mini-Starshade for Exoplanet Research

A team from Standford University's Space Rendezvous Laboratory have created a small-scale demonstrator of Starshade technology to help in the…

7 years ago