gas giants

Extremely Hot Exoplanets Can Have Extreme Weather, Like Clouds of Aluminum Oxide and Titanium Rain

Thanks to the success of the Kepler mission, we know that there are multitudes of exoplanets of a type called…

5 months ago

Giant Planets Could Form Around Tiny Stars in Just a Few Thousand Years

A new study has shown how gas giants (like Proxima c) can exist around Red Dwarf suns, the most common…

9 months 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…

10 months ago

It Seems Impossible, But Somehow This Planet Survived its Star’s Red Giant Phase

Astronomers working with TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) data have found a planet where it shouldn't be: in the space…

12 months ago

A Red Dwarf Star Has a Jupiter-Like Planet. So Massive it Shouldn’t Exist, and Yet, There It Is

Thanks to the Kepler mission and other efforts to find exoplanets, we've learned a lot about the exoplanet population. We…

1 year ago

French Scientists Claim to Have Created Metallic Hydrogen

A team of French scientists recently claimed to have created metallic hydrogen in a laboratory, a claim which is triggering…

1 year ago

Uranus’ Rings are Surprisingly Bright in Thermal Emissions

New observations by ALMA and the VLT provide the most-detailed look yet at Uranus' system of rings, revealing things about…

1 year ago

New Insights Into What Might Have Smashed Uranus Over Onto its Side

A new study by a team of NASA-supported researchers has shown how a giant impact could explain all of Uranus'…

2 years ago

Triton’s Arrival was Chaos for the Rest of Neptune’s Moons

According to a new study, Neptune's system of moons may have been drastically altered thanks to the arrival of its…

3 years ago

Debris Disks Around Stars Could Point the Way to Giant Exoplanets

A new study by an international team of scientists has found a connection between debris disks and giant planets, which…

3 years ago