Kepler

A Machine-Learning Algorithm Just Found 301 Additional Planets in Kepler Data

Using a new type of deep-learning algorithm, a team of NASA scientists have detected 301 more exoplanets in the Kepler…

2 weeks ago

Rocky Planet Found With Only Half the Mass of Venus

When it comes to finding exoplanets, size matters, but so does weight.  The larger and heavier the planet, the more…

4 months ago

Multiple Earth-Mass Rogue Planets Have Been Discovered Drifting Through the Milky Way

Last year we reported on how the Roman Space Telescope’s backers hoped it would be able to detect rogue planets…

5 months ago

There are Planets So Close to Their Stars That They Have Magma Oceans 100km Deep and Winds that Go 8000 km/h

200 light years away, “super earth” exoplanet K2-141b orbits a star so closely that its "year" is only 7 hours…

1 year ago

The Search for Superhabitable Planets. Worlds Even More Habitable Than Earth

REMINDER: - Universe Today will be hosting an interview with Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, co-author of the research featured in this…

1 year ago

There’s No Chemical Difference Between Stars With or Without Planets

Strange New Worlds Imagine if a star could tell you it had planets. That would be really helpful because finding…

1 year ago

1 in 10 Red Giants are Covered in Spots, and They Rotate Surprisingly Quickly

Sunspots are common on our Sun. These darker patches are cooler than their surroundings, and they're caused by spikes in…

1 year ago

Astronomers Estimate There Are 6 Billion Earth-Like Planets in the Milky Way

Six billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way? If true, that's astounding. But the number needs some context. The Milky…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

TESS Finds a Planet That Orbits Two Stars

Researchers working with data from NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) have a found a planet that orbits two stars.…

2 years ago