Radial Velocity Method

An Exoplanet is Definitely Orbiting Two Stars

Remember that iconic scene in Star Wars, where a young Skywalker steps out onto the surface of Tatooine and watches…

6 months ago

A THIRD Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Proxima Centauri

Astronomers have confirmed the presence of a THIRD exoplanet in the neighboring Proxima Centauri system!

6 months ago

Two Earth-Like Worlds Found Orbiting a Red Dwarf Only 12.5 Light-Years Away

The CARMENES project has detected two more Earth-like planets that orbit a red dwarf star just 12.5 light years away

3 years ago

What is the Direct Imaging Method?

A highly effective (but very difficult) method of exoplanet detection involves capturing direct images of bodies orbiting distant stars from…

4 years ago

What is the Radial Velocity Method?

The Radial Velocity (aka. Doppler Spectroscopy) Method relies on measurements of a planet's "wobble" to determine the presence of one…

5 years ago

Super-Earth Planet Found in the Habitable Zone of a Nearby Star

A study produced by an international team of researchers, using the HARPS-N survey, has detected a potentially habitable super-Earth just…

5 years ago

Who Else Is Looking For Cool Worlds Around Proxima Centauri?

Outside of the ESO, there are others who have been hunting for exoplanets around Proxima Centauri - including Dr. Kipping…

6 years ago