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TESS Finds a Planet That Orbits Two Stars

Researchers working with data from NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) have a found a planet that orbits two stars.…

2 weeks ago

TESS Finds its First Earth-Sized World in the Habitable Zone of a Star

NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has found its first Earth-sized planet located in the habitable zone of its host…

2 weeks ago

“Super-Puff” Exoplanets Aren’t Like Anything We’ve Got in the Solar System

A new study by a team led from the University of Colorado, Boulder, has discovered a rare and unique class…

3 weeks ago

ESA’s CHEOPS Just Launched. We’re About to Learn a LOT More About Exoplanets

The CHEOPS mission is underway. On December 18th, the exoplanet-studying spacecraft launched from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana aboard…

1 month ago

Without a Magnetosphere, Planets Orbiting Flare Stars Don’t Stand a Chance

Earthlings are fortunate. Our planet has a robust magnetic shield. Without out magnetosphere, the Sun's radiation would've probably ended life…

1 month ago

Science Fiction Might Be Right After All. There Might Be Breathable Atmospheres Across the Universe

The last few years has seen an explosion of exoplanet discoveries. Some of those worlds are in what we deem…

1 month ago

These Incredible Images of Alien Worlds are Actually Miniatures

Have you heard of Adam Makarenko? No? Adam is an artist who makes physical models of exoplanets then creates elaborate…

1 month ago

Neptune-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Dead White Dwarf Star. Here’s the Crazy Part, the Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than the Star

Astronomers have discovered a large Neptune-sized planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The planet is four times bigger than the…

2 months ago

Of the Two Stars in Alpha Centauri, One is Probably More Habitable than the Other

A new study has shown that the Alpha Centauri is not likely to support life and that one of its…

2 months ago

How Large Can A Planet Be?

When it comes to planets, the largest planet in the universe probably isn't the most massive.

2 months ago