exoplanet

Hubble Checks the Weather on Hot Jupiters. Forecast: 100% Chance of Hellish Conditions

While the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 32 years in orbit, like a fine wine, it has only gotten better with…

4 months ago

Hubble Has Been Watching This Planet Form for 13 Years

Hubble's most remarkable feature might be its longevity. The Hubble has been operating for almost 32 years and has fed…

4 months ago

An Exoplanet Found Protected by a Magnetosphere

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has spotted the magnetosphere of an exoplanet for the first…

7 months ago

Even Really Massive Stars Seem to Have Planets

Can planets form around massive, hot stars? Some astronomers think they can't. According to the evidence, planets around stars exceeding…

8 months ago

TESS Finds a New Mars-Sized Planet (With the Density of Mercury)

Some planets orbit their stars so closely that they have extremely high surface temperatures and extremely rapid orbits. Most of…

8 months ago

An Exoplanet Reaches 2400 C in One Hemisphere. Does it Really Rain Iron?

WASP-76b is an ultra-hot Jupiter about 640 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Pisces. A few years ago it…

10 months ago

Aliens in 2,034 Nearby Star Systems Could use the Transit Method to see Earth

New research shows that a handful of nearby stars that are known to have planets could have been watching Earth…

1 year ago

Astronomers Have Found the Perfect Exoplanet to Study Another World’s Atmosphere

TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has found a new planet, and the discovery of this sub-Neptune exoplanet has scientists excited…

1 year ago

Exoplanet Surveys are Leaning Towards the Possibility That our Solar System is… Normal

One of the unspoken caveats of most exoplanet discovery missions is that they only operate for a few years.  Such…

1 year ago

TESS has Found 2,200 Potential Exoplanets so far

Exoplanetology has been on a tear recently.  This is largely due to an abundance of data collected by a new…

1 year ago