31 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Using data from the SuperWASP survey, an international team of astronomers has identified two new “hot Saturns” and one “Super-Neptune”.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
30 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Thanks to the efforts of a team of professional and amateur astronomers, the first extra-solar comets have been observed.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, SETI
25 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
An international consortium of scientists known as Project Blue hopes to crowdfund the creation of a space telescope that will allow us to directly image planets in the neighboring Alpha Centauri system.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Kepler Mission
A new study by an astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research shows that the first exomoon ever discovered could actually be a gas giant moon!
Astronomy, Guide to Space
9 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
The outer planets of the Solar System – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – are gas giants, a designation which applies to planets that are primary composed of hydrogen and helium.
8 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team from Standford University’s Space Rendezvous Laboratory have created a small-scale demonstrator of Starshade technology to help in the hunt for exoplanets.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial
20 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
In a recently published paper, Dr. Duncan Forgan proposed that alien civilizations could create a “galactic internet” by using artificial transits to communicate.
20 Jun , 2017 by Matt Williams
The latest catalog to be released by the Kepler mission features and additional 10 potentially-habitable planets, and has led to some interesting conclusions about those that have been discovered so far.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, TRAPPIST-1
23 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet.
Astronomy, NASA, Observatories
11 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
NASA’s LUVOIR, the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor, is the future of Super Telescopes. It’s 15m mirror will dwarf the Hubble and James Webb.
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