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Exoplanet Orbits its Star Every 18 Hours. The Quickest Hot-Jupiter Ever Found

The Next Generation Transit Survey recently discovered a hot-Jupiter with the shortest orbital period observed to date, just 18 hours!

5 years ago

JunoCam Wows Us Again With Detailed Images of the Great Red Spot

Dazzling images from the JunoCam show the intricate detail of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Is the Solar System's longest-lived storm…

6 years ago

Where’s the Line Between Massive Planet and Brown Dwarf Star?

Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new…

6 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…

7 years ago

Is the “Alien Megastructure” around Tabby’s Star Actually a Ringed Gas Giant?

A new study from the University of Antioquia suggests that the mysterious behavior of Tabby's Star could be due to…

7 years ago

Is Time To Go Back to Uranus and Neptune? Revisiting Ice Giants of the Solar System

We’ve only seen Uranus and Neptune one time up close. There are now some mission ideas in the works that…

7 years ago

How Big is Saturn?

Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System, so big that you could fit Earth inside it 763…

7 years ago

What is Neptune Made Of?

The "ice giant" Neptune, the farthest planet from our Sun, is made up of gases, super-heated liquids, and maybe even…

7 years ago

Uranus & Neptune May Keep “Hitler’s Acid” Stable Under Massive Pressure

A new study by a team of Russian researchers has shown that in the interiors of ice giants like Uranus…

8 years ago

Why is Uranus on its Side?

The Earth’s tilt is nothing compared to Uranus, which has been flipped right over on its side. What could have…

8 years ago