HARPS

Astronomers Measure the Layers of an Exoplanet's Atmosphere

The number of planets discovered beyond our Solar System has grown exponentially in the past twenty years, with 4,919 confirmed…

8 months ago

TESS Finds a New Mars-Sized Planet (With the Density of Mercury)

Some planets orbit their stars so closely that they have extremely high surface temperatures and extremely rapid orbits. Most of…

10 months ago

New Study Claims There are Four Exoplanets Around Nearest Sun-Like Star!

A recent study by an international team of scientists has revealed four Earth-like planets around tau Ceti, a Sun-like star…

5 years ago

The Bright Spots on Ceres are Blinking

All right, maybe not blinking like a flashlight (or a beacon on the tippity-top of a communication tower—don't even start that…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 366: HARPS Spectrograph

Almost all the planet hunting has been done from space. But there's a new instrument installed on the European Southern…

8 years ago

Two Comet Groups Discovered Around Beta Pictoris

Between the years 2003 and 2011, the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher - better known as HARPS - made…

8 years ago

Planets Plentiful Around Abundant Red Dwarf Stars, Study Says

Good news for planet-hunters: planets around red dwarf stars are more abundant than previously believed, according to new research. A…

9 years ago

HARPS Hauls in Over Fifty New Exoplanets

[/caption] Yesterday astronomers with the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher or HARPS, announced a record-breaking discovery of more than…

11 years ago

HARPS Tunes In On Habitable Planet

[/caption] Using the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), a team of scientists at University of Geneva, Switzerland, led…

11 years ago

More Help on the Way for Verifying ExoPlanets in Kepler’s Dataset

[/caption] With the Kepler spacecraft finding over 1,200 planetary candidates, the next step is verifying their actual status. That will…

12 years ago