exoplanets

Planets Don’t Wait for Their Star to Form First

It looks like we may have to update our theories on how stars and planets form in new solar systems.…

2 weeks ago

Time Flies. NASA Releases a Mosaic of TESS’ View of the Northern Sky After Two Years of Operation

NASA's TESS planet-finding spacecraft completed its primary mission about 3 months ago. TESS's (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) job was to…

2 weeks ago

Here’s a Clever Idea, Looking for the Shadows of Trees On Exoplanets to Detect Multicellular Life

That's the kind of headline that can leave us scratching our heads. How can you see tree shadows on other…

2 weeks ago

Those are Exoplanets. You’re Looking at Actual Exoplanets 63 Light-Years Away!

By combining two exoplanet detection methods for the first time ever, the GRAVITY collaboration has confirmed the existence of a…

2 weeks ago

Astronomers think they’ve found an exoplanet in a galaxy 23 million light-years away

Using a variety of techniques astronomers have successfully identified thousands of exoplanets, which are planets orbiting stars outside of our…

3 weeks ago

Cheops Finds a World That’s Utterly Alien From Anything We Have in the Solar System

The ESA's CHEOPS (Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite) mission has announced its first discovery. It's called WASP-189 b, and it's a blistering…

3 weeks ago

There Could Be Carbon-Rich Exoplanets Made Of Diamonds

Scientists are getting better at understanding exoplanets. We now know that they're plentiful, and that they can even orbit dead…

4 weeks ago

Searching for Phosphorus in Other Stars

The Search for Life can be a lot messier than it sounds. The three words make a nice, tidy title,…

1 month ago

Machine Learning Algorithm Scoops up 50 New Exoplanets

A machine learning algorithm created by scientists in the UK has confirmed 50 new exoplanets, effectively opening the door to…

2 months ago

Astronomers Thought They’d Found a Red Dwarf That Wasn’t Hostile to its Habitable Zone Planets. They Were Wrong

New research using Hubble archive data shows that GJ 887, the nearby red dwarf star system with two exoplanets, might…

2 months ago