Astronomers Suspected There Should Be a Planet Here, and Then They Took a Picture of it

Two teams independently discovered a super-Jupiter around a nearby Sun-like star using astrometry and direct imaging.

1 year ago

Dark Matter Could Change the Temperature of Exoplanets, Allowing us to Detect it

If dark matter exists, it could make Jupiter-like exoplanets warmer than we expect.

3 years ago

Direct Observations of a Planet Orbiting a Star 63 Light-Years Away

Using the Very Large Telescope, a team of ESO astronomers directly observed Beta Pictoris b over the course of four…

6 years ago

What are Gas Giants?

The outer planets of the Solar System - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - are gas giants, a designation which…

7 years ago

Hubble Directly Measures Rotation of Cloudy ‘Super-Jupiter’

Astronomers use the Hubble Space Telescope to pin down the rotation rate of an exoplanet 170 light years from Earth…

8 years ago