hot Jupiters

Do Hot Jupiters Form Close in, or Do They Migrate? A Newly-Discovered Planet Might Help Answer This

The recent discovery of a very young gas giant could offer clues about how "Hot Jupiters" form and whether or…

3 months ago

Extremely Hot Exoplanets Can Have Extreme Weather, Like Clouds of Aluminum Oxide and Titanium Rain

Thanks to the success of the Kepler mission, we know that there are multitudes of exoplanets of a type called…

4 months ago

Your Umbrella is Insufficient on a Planet Where it Rains Iron

Imagine a planet where it rained iron. Sounds impossible. But on one distant exoplanet, which is tidally locked to its…

6 months ago

Here are the First Pictures from CHEOPS

The CHEOPS spacecraft is taking the first tentative steps in its mission. Back on January 29th, the spacecraft opened the…

7 months ago

Two Newly-Discovered Exoplanets are Probably the Result of a Catastrophic Collision

How can two planets so similar in some respects have such different densities? According to a new study, a catastrophic…

2 years ago

The Power of the Wobble: Finding Exoplanets in the Shifting of Starlight

They say there's more than one way to skin an interstellar cat, and in astronomy there's more than one way…

2 years ago

Surprising Discovery. Four Giant Planets Found Around a Very Young Star

What exactly is a "normal" solar system? If we thought we had some idea in the past, we definitely don't…

2 years ago

This Planet is so Metal. Iron and Titanium Vapour Found in the Atmosphere of an “Ultra-Hot Jupiter”

According to a new study by an international team of scientists, the gas giant KELT-9b is so hot that its…

2 years ago

Astronomers Spot Hellish World with Titanium in its Atmosphere

A study led by researchers from the ESO has discovered an extremely hot Jupiter-sized exoplanet that has titanium oxide in…

3 years ago

What are the Jovian Planets?

In the outer region of our Solar System lie four giant planets - also known as Jovians. And beyond our…

4 years ago