Gravitational Microlensing

Roman Space Telescope Will Also Find Rogue Black Holes

In the past we’ve reported about how the Roman Space Telescope is going to potentially be able to detect hundreds…

2 months ago

Roman Telescope Could Turn up Over 100,000 Planets Through Microlensing

Recently we reported on a haul of 2,200 new exoplanets from the 2 year primary mission of the Transiting Exoplanet…

3 months ago

A Rogue Earth-Mass Planet Has Been Discovered Freely Floating in the Milky Way Without a Star

If a solar system is a family, then some planets leave home early. Whether they want to or not. Once…

9 months ago

WFIRST Will Use Relativity to Find More Exoplanets!

When it deploys in 2025, NASA's WFIRST mission will rely on the gravitational microlensing technique to locate exoplanets near the…

1 year ago

The Most Distant Star Ever Seen, Only 4.4 Billion Years After the Big Bang

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers recently imaged the most distant star ever seen in a distant…

3 years ago

For the First Time, Planets Have Been Discovered in ANOTHER Galaxy!

Thanks to a new study performed by a pair of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma, the first extra-galactic planets…

3 years ago

What is the Gravitational Microlensing Method?

The Gravitational Microlensing method relies on rare events (one star passing in front of another) to focus light and search…

3 years ago