orbital resonance

A new way to see Inside Neutron Stars

Astronomers study neutron stars using a method made famous by jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

2 years ago

Exoplanetary System Found With 6 Worlds in Orbital Resonance

200 light-years away from Earth, there's a K-type main-sequence star named TOI (TESS Object of Interest) 178. When Adrian Leleu,…

2 years ago

Astronomers Find a Planet With Three Times the Mass of Jupiter

Jupiter is the Boss. Well, in terms of planets in our Solar System it is. It's played a huge role…

2 years ago

Astronomers Find a Six-Planet System Which Orbit in Lockstep With Each Other

Astronomers have found a star system with six exoplanets that orbit with an almost perfect 3:2 resonance.

2 years ago

Two of Neptune’s Moons Dance Around Each Other as they Orbit

Like a long-married couple accustomed to each other's kitchen habits, two of Neptune's moons are masters at sharing space without…

3 years ago

What is the Weather Like on Mercury?

The weather on Mercury, such as it is, consists of extreme highs and extreme lows in temperature, owing to its…

5 years ago

How Does Mercury Compare to Earth?

Mercury and Earth are a study in contrasts, with serious differences in their orbits, atmospheres, surface temperatures, and annual/diurnal cycles.…

5 years ago

Could the Closest Extrasolar Planet Be Habitable? Astronomers Plan to Find Out

According to a series of simulations conducted by scientists from the University of Exeter and the Met Office, it is…

5 years ago

How Long is Day on Mercury?

Due to its rapid orbital period and slow rotation, a day on Mercury lasts 176 days, which is twice as…

6 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