Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
22 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Radial Velocity (aka. Doppler Spectroscopy) Method relies on measurements of a planet’s “wobble” to determine the presence of one or more planets around it.
18 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
A research team recently applied a Google “neural net” to Kepler data, which conformed the existence of a star system with eight planets.
5 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry
30 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Thanks to the efforts of a team of professional and amateur astronomers, the first extra-solar comets have been observed.
13 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A recent study involving data collected by the K2 mission has revealed three possible Super-Earths around a nearby Sun-like star.
9 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of European astrophysicists has turned exoplanet-hunting on its head by asking “could aliens detect Earth?”
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial
20 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
In a recently published paper, Dr. Duncan Forgan proposed that alien civilizations could create a “galactic internet” by using artificial transits to communicate.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, News
7 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Ongoing observation of exoplanet GJ 1132b has revealed a dense atmosphere, a finding which has great significance in the hunt for life beyond Earth.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, News
29 Aug , 2016 by Matt Williams
Outside of the ESO, there are others who have been hunting for exoplanets around Proxima Centauri – including Dr. Kipping of the Cool Worlds lab
11 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
In the far-flung system of CVSO 30, two planetary candidates have been found with very different orbits – presenting new opportunities for exoplanet study
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