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Astronomers Detect Water in the Atmosphere of a Planet 179 Light-Years Away

Gathering detailed information on exoplanets is extremely difficult. The light from their host star overwhelms the light from the exoplanet,…

4 years ago

Four Planet System Directly Imaged In Motion

Jason Wang, a graduate student from UC Berkeley, has created a video that captures the peculiar orbits of gas giants…

6 years ago

Prying Planets Out of The Shadows: The Gemini Planet Imager’s First Year of Light

This year marks the 20th anniversary of 51 Peg b, the first exoplanet detected around a Sun-like star. And although…

8 years ago

Dusty Baby Solar System Gives Clues On How Our Sun And Planets Grew Up

This isn't a clone of our Solar System, but it's close enough. Scientists eagerly scrutinized a young star system called…

8 years ago

More Images of HR 8799

[/caption] Late last year, astronomers using the Keck II telescope released the first direct image of a planetary system including…

12 years ago