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Transit Method

Satellites Watched Mercury’s Transit From Space, Confirming That Yes, the Sun Has At Least One Planet

Do you wonder how astronomers find all those exoplanets orbiting stars in distant solar systems? Mostly they use the transit…

2 months ago

It Seems Impossible, But Somehow This Planet Survived its Star’s Red Giant Phase

Astronomers working with TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) data have found a planet where it shouldn't be: in the space…

3 months ago

The Planet-Hunting TESS Discovers Its Smallest Exoplanet to Date

TESS recently discovered a three-planet system orbiting a red dwarf star 35 light years away, increasing the number of rocky…

7 months 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…

1 year ago

TESS Practices on a Comet Before Starting on its Science Operations

Before commencing its mission to find exoplanets, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite took some impressive images of a comet in…

1 year ago

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants

When the James Webb Space Telescope is deployed, it will study and characterize the atmospheres of gas giants, with the…

2 years ago

Kepler’s Almost Out of Fuel. It’ll Make its Last Observation in a Few Months

The Kepler mission, which is responsible for the majority of exoplanet discoveries, is running out of fuel and will be…

2 years ago

For the First Time, Planets Have Been Discovered in ANOTHER Galaxy!

Thanks to a new study performed by a pair of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma, the first extra-galactic planets…

2 years ago

The New Earth-Sized Planet Hunting Telescope ExTrA is Now Online

The Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA), just went online and is now searching for exoplanets around red dwarf…

2 years ago

Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extrasolar Planets

According to a new study by a team from Columbia University, the upcoming super telescopes might be able to detect…

2 years ago