High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS)

Sulphur Makes A Surprise Appearance in this Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

At our current level of knowledge, many exoplanet findings take us by surprise. The only atmospheric chemistry we can see…

5 days ago

Even the Calmest Red Dwarfs are Wilder than the Sun

There's something menacing about red dwarfs. Human eyes are accustomed to our benevolent yellow Sun and the warm light it…

1 year ago

An Exoplanet So Hot There Are 7 Different Kinds of Gaseous Metals in its Atmosphere

The search for exoplanets has revealed types of planets that are nothing like the worlds in our own Solar System.…

4 years ago

Closest Potentially-Habitable World Found Around “Quiet” Star

The ESO has announced the discovery of an exoplanet around a nearby "quiet" red dwarf star, which makes it more…

7 years ago

Super-Earth Planet Found in the Habitable Zone of a Nearby Star

A study produced by an international team of researchers, using the HARPS-N survey, has detected a potentially habitable super-Earth just…

7 years ago

Quasar Light Confirms Consistency Of Electromagnetism Over 8 Billion Years

The ESO has released spectral data obtained by the Very Large Telescope, which studied a distant qausar to determine how…

8 years ago

ESO Announcement To Address Reports Of Proxima Centauri Exoplanet

This Wednesday, the ESO will be holding a press conference, and hopes are high that it will address the possible…

8 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…

9 years ago

Three New Exoplanets Found In a Star Cluster

So far, just a handful of planets have been found orbiting stars in star clusters – and actually, astronomers weren’t…

10 years ago

HARPS Tunes In On “Noisy” Planets

[/caption] Able to achieve an astounding precision of 0.97 m/s (3.5 km/h), with an effective precision of the order of…

13 years ago