extra-solar planet

Even if Exoplanets Have Atmospheres With Oxygen, it Doesn’t Mean There’s Life There

In their efforts to find evidence of life beyond our Solar System, scientists are forced to take what is known…

3 years ago

Direct Observations of a Planet Orbiting a Star 63 Light-Years Away

Using the Very Large Telescope, a team of ESO astronomers directly observed Beta Pictoris b over the course of four…

3 years ago

Is it a Massive Planet or a Tiny Brown Dwarf. This Object is Right at the Border Between Planet and Star

In a new study, a team from Caltech recently used the Very Large Array to confirm that a rogue planet…

3 years ago

The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars

According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time…

3 years ago

Simulated View of a Newly Forming Planetary System with Rings and Gaps

Using data from the ALMA array, a team of international astronomers was able to image a newly forming planetary system…

3 years ago

Red Dwarf Star, Planet Orbiting at Right Angles. Mayhem.

A new study of a well-known exoplanet has revealed something very strange. Apparently, the planet orbits its star from pole…

4 years ago

How Long Can a Rocky World Withstand the Blasts From a Red Dwarf Star?

In a presentation at the Fall Meeting of the American Geological Union, a team of researchers showed how MAVEN data…

4 years ago

Astronomers Spot Hellish World with Titanium in its Atmosphere

A study led by researchers from the ESO has discovered an extremely hot Jupiter-sized exoplanet that has titanium oxide in…

4 years ago

Exoplanet-Hunting Aliens Could Be Looking at Earth Right Now!

A new study by a team of European astrophysicists has turned exoplanet-hunting on its head by asking "could aliens detect…

4 years ago

Potentially Habitable, Tidally-Locked Exoplanets May be Very Common, say New Study

A new study from the University of Washington indicates that tidally-locked planets may be quite common, a finding which has…

4 years ago