gas giants

Three Possible Super-Earths Discovered Around Nearby Sun-Like Star

A recent study involving data collected by the K2 mission has revealed three possible Super-Earths around a nearby Sun-like star.

3 years ago

Juno Mission Makes Mysterious Finds about Auroras on Jupiter

A new study by scientists from the John Hopkins Univeristy Applied Physics Lab (JHUAPL) indicates that Jupiter's auroras may be…

3 years ago

New Study Claims that TRAPPIST-1 Could Also Have Gas Giants

A new study led by researchers from the Carnegie Institute of Science indicates that TRAPPIST-1 could also be orbited by…

3 years ago

Exoplanet-Hunters Detect Two New “Warm Jupiters”

A new study conducted by an international team of astronomers has revealed two new "Warm Jupiter" exoplanets in two distant…

3 years ago

What are Gas Giants?

The outer planets of the Solar System - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - are gas giants, a designation which…

3 years ago

Does Jupiter Have a Solid Core?

For the past few decades, scientists have been of the opinion that beneath its swirling clouds of gas, Jupiter may…

4 years ago

Hubble Takes Advantage Of Opposition To Snap Jupiter

During the month of April, 2017, Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth, allowing for some prime viewing opportunities…

4 years ago

The Orbit of Uranus. How Long is a Year on Uranus?

A year on Uranus lasts almost as long as a century on Earth. And because of its extreme tilt, its…

4 years ago

Harvard Physicist Creates Metallic Hydrogen Using Diamond Vise

According to a study by two Harvard researchers, they have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen for the first time in…

4 years ago

Four Planet System Directly Imaged In Motion

Jason Wang, a graduate student from UC Berkeley, has created a video that captures the peculiar orbits of gas giants…

4 years ago