Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
2 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
The Gravitational Microlensing method relies on rare events (one star passing in front of another) to focus light and search for exoplanets.
22 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
A mew study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own.
18 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
A research team recently applied a Google “neural net” to Kepler data, which conformed the existence of a star system with eight planets.
5 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.
Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Space Exploration
30 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
Dr. Claudius Gros explains the purpose, intent, and technology behind Project Genesis, which seeks to seed “transiently habitable” exoplanets with life to jumpstart the evolutionary process.
28 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
A study team led from the University of Hawaii recently studied two inflated gas giants, and revealed a possible explanation as to why they are so “puffy”.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Spitzer
17 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after all, but actually has a thick, Earth-like atmosphere.
Astronomy, James Webb Space Telescope, News
In a recent announcement, the STScI announced the first targets that the James Webb Space Telescope will be studying once its deployed
Astronomy, ESO, Extrasolar Planets
15 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
The ESO has announced the discovery of an exoplanet around a nearby “quiet” red dwarf star, which makes it more likely to be habitable
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