solar systems

Exo-Jupiters’ Commonality and Exclusivity Highlighted in Two New Studies

A pair of recent studies conduct in-depth analyses of Jupiter-sized exoplanets, also known as Exo-Jupiters, and were published in Nature…

4 months ago

JWST Searches for Planets in the Fomalhaut System

The Fomalhaut system is nearby in astronomical terms, and it's also one of the brightest stars in the night sky.…

4 months ago

This Exoplanet Orbits Around its Star’s Poles

In 1992, humanity's effort to understand the Universe took a significant step forward. That's when astronomers discovered the first exoplanets.…

1 year ago

By Blocking the Light From a Star, Webb Reveals the Dusty Disk Surrounding It

AU Microscopii is a small red dwarf star about 32 light-years away. It's far too dim for the unaided human…

1 year ago

These Newly-Discovered Planets are Doomed

Astronomers have spied three more exoplanets. But the discovery might not last long. Each planet is in a separate solar…

2 years ago

Even Really Massive Stars Seem to Have Planets

Can planets form around massive, hot stars? Some astronomers think they can't. According to the evidence, planets around stars exceeding…

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,…

3 years ago

Planets Don’t Wait for Their Star to Form First

It looks like we may have to update our theories on how stars and planets form in new solar systems.…

3 years ago

There Could Be Carbon-Rich Exoplanets Made Of Diamonds

Scientists are getting better at understanding exoplanets. We now know that they're plentiful, and that they can even orbit dead…

3 years ago

Europa’s entire icy shell shifted 70-degrees a few million years ago

The mysterious world Europa, the ice-covered second moon of Jupiter, sports deep scars that cut across its face. An international…

3 years ago