hot jupiter

Astronomers Find a Planet That Orbits its Star in Just 16 HOURS!

Mercury is the speed champion in our Solar System. It orbits the Sun every 88 days, and its average speed…

6 months ago

Astronomers Measure the Atmosphere on a Planet Hundreds of Light-Years Away

In a recent study, an international team of astronomers directly measured the atmospheric composition of a hot Jupiter hundreds of…

6 months ago

In About 3 Million Years, WASP-12b Will Spiral into its Star and be Consumed

A new study led by Princeton researchers has confirmed that in the long run, hot Jupiters are destined to be…

2 years ago

Exoplanet Orbits its Star Every 18 Hours. The Quickest Hot-Jupiter Ever Found

The Next Generation Transit Survey recently discovered a hot-Jupiter with the shortest orbital period observed to date, just 18 hours!

3 years ago

“Monster Planet” Discovered, Makes Scientists Rethink Theories of Planetary Formation

The discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet around a red dwarf star has caused astronomers to rethink some of their theories…

5 years ago

Exoplanet-Hunting Survey Discovers Three More Giant Alien Worlds!

Using data from the SuperWASP survey, an international team of astronomers has identified two new "hot Saturns" and one "Super-Neptune".

5 years ago

Hubble Spots Pitch Black Hot Jupiter that “Eats Light”

New observations of WASP-12b conducted with the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the planet's sun-facing side "eats light".

5 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…

5 years ago

What are Gas Giants?

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

5 years ago

Earth-Sized Planet Takes Just Four Hours to Orbit its Star

The Kepler space observatory has made some interesting finds since it began its mission back in March of 2009. Even…

5 years ago