Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, TESS
9 Aug , 2018 by Matt Williams
Before commencing its mission to find exoplanets, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite took some impressive images of a comet in our Solar System.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, JWST, TESS
18 Jul , 2018 by Matt Williams
When the James Webb Space Telescope is deployed, it will study and characterize the atmospheres of gas giants, with the eventual goal of focusing on potentially-habitable exoplanets.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Kepler Mission
19 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
The Kepler mission, which is responsible for the majority of exoplanet discoveries, is running out of fuel and will be making its final discoveries over the next few months.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, News
3 Feb , 2018 by Matt Williams
Thanks to a new study performed by a pair of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma, the first extra-galactic planets have now been discovered!
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Observatories, Stars
25 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
The Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA), just went online and is now searching for exoplanets around red dwarf stars!
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
22 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by a team from Columbia University, the upcoming super telescopes might be able to detect mountains and other features on exoplanets
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.
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