hot Jupiters

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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 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…

5 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…

6 years ago

This Exoplanet Has Prematurely Aged its Star

Hot young stars are wildly active, emitting huge eruptions of charged particles form their surfaces. But as they age they…

8 years ago

Tilt-A-Whirl! A Tale Of Strange Planetary Orbits In Kepler-56

A faraway group of planets is puzzling scientists. Newly reported Kepler-56's system has three planets -- two smaller ones close…

9 years ago