Transit Method

Exoplanet Found With a Highly Eccentric Orbit

Observations made by an international team of researchers has found a mini-Neptune with the most eccentric orbit of any planet…

2 weeks ago

A Machine-Learning Algorithm Just Found 301 Additional Planets in Kepler Data

Using a new type of deep-learning algorithm, a team of NASA scientists have detected 301 more exoplanets in the Kepler…

2 months ago

Maybe There’s No Way to Tell if Habitable Planets Orbit Proxima Centauri… Yet!

In a new study, a team of astronomers come to the conclusion that Proxima b will ever be detected making…

2 months ago

A Technique to Find Oceans on Other Worlds

A new study shows how next-generation observatories could directly observe oceans on exoplanets, which could narrow the search for extraterrestrial…

4 months ago

Astronomers Detect Clouds on an Exoplanet, and Even Measure Their Altitude

An international research team shows how combining data from multiple observatories allowed them to detect clouds in the atmosphere of…

4 months ago

There are Probably Many More Earth-Sized Worlds Than Previously Believed

In the past decade, the discovery of extrasolar planets has accelerated immensely. To date, 4,424 exoplanets have been confirmed in…

7 months ago

Aliens in 2,034 Nearby Star Systems Could use the Transit Method to see Earth

New research shows that a handful of nearby stars that are known to have planets could have been watching Earth…

7 months ago

Just Some of the Planets That TESS Has Found Nearby

Using data from TESS and a number of other observatories, an international team has found a system with three exoplanets…

11 months ago

A Sunlike Star Found With Four (No, Five!) Exoplanets Orbiting It

Thanks to an international team astronomers led from MIT, a nearby Sun-like star has been spotted with a system of…

12 months ago

We use the Transit Method to Find other Planets. Which Extraterrestrial Civilizations Could use the Transit Method to Find Earth?

We have found more than 4,000 planets orbiting other stars. Life on distant worlds could find us in the same…

1 year ago