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Nope, oxygen on exoplanets doesn't always mean life - Futurity: Research News
Nope, oxygen on exoplanets doesn't always mean life  Futurity: Research News

New research debunks the conventional wisdom that oxygen and organic compounds in the atmosphere are strong evidence of alien life on a distant planet.


Some TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets may be like Venus - EarthSky
Some TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets may be like Venus  EarthSky

How habitable are the 7 Earth-sized exoplanets of the nearby star TRAPPIST-1? Updated climate models suggest some may be similar to Venus, but at least ...


Over 100 new exoplanets from Kepler and Gaia - EarthSky
Over 100 new exoplanets from Kepler and Gaia  EarthSky

At least 18 of the new planets are less than 2 times larger than the Earth, and are likely to have rocky compositions with atmospheres comparable to Earth's.


An exoplanet is vanishing—and really fast - Futurity: Research News
An exoplanet is vanishing—and really fast  Futurity: Research News

An exoplanet almost 100 light years away from Earth is disappearing, and—by cosmic standards—disappearing fast, astronomers report. Scientists using the ...


60-Second Astro News: Helium Exoplanets and a Supernova Surprise - SkyandTelescope.com
60-Second Astro News: Helium Exoplanets and a Supernova Surprise  SkyandTelescope.com

This week in astronomy news: Inflated helium atmospheres surround two exoplanets, and the Kepler Space Telescope captures the moments around a ...


Exoplanet stepping stones - Phys.org
Exoplanet stepping stones  Phys.org

Astronomers have gleaned some of the best data yet on the composition of a planet known as HR 8799c—a young giant gas planet about 7 times the mass of ...


This exoplanet is inflated like a balloon - CNN
This exoplanet is inflated like a balloon  CNN

A newly discovered exoplanet 124 light-years away is just full of hot air, according to a new study.


Telescopes Reveal More Than 100 Exoplanets - Space Daily
Telescopes Reveal More Than 100 Exoplanets  Space Daily

An international team of astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets (here after, ...


'Solar Gravity Lens' Could Bring Exoplanets into Sharp Focus - Space.com
'Solar Gravity Lens' Could Bring Exoplanets into Sharp Focus  Space.com

An innovative deep-space concept that relies on a solar gravity lens to enable enhanced viewing of exoplanets is under study by researchers at NASA's Jet ...


How Will TESS Look for Exoplanets? - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
How Will TESS Look for Exoplanets?  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Planet hunters worldwide received all the data from the first two months of TESS' planet search.


The power of the wobble: Finding exoplanets in the shifting of starlight - Phys.Org
The power of the wobble: Finding exoplanets in the shifting of starlight  Phys.Org

They say there's more than one way to skin an interstellar cat, and in astronomy there's more than one way to find alien exoplanets orbiting a distant star.


Extreme radiation can strip the atmospheres from exoplanets - Astronomy Magazine
Extreme radiation can strip the atmospheres from exoplanets  Astronomy Magazine

New research shows that stars emitting high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation could strip the atmospheres of their ultra-close exoplanets. While observing gas ...


Kepler and Gaia team up to confirm 104 new exoplanets - Astronomy Magazine
Kepler and Gaia team up to confirm 104 new exoplanets  Astronomy Magazine

The Kepler space telescope might have run out of fuel a few months ago, but astronomers are still using its data to uncover a slew of new worlds. Using stats ...


MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like planets in the TESS era - Phys.Org
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like planets in the TESS era  Phys.Org

A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide ...


104 new exoplanets discovered, all thanks to data from Nasa's Kepler Space telescope - India Today
104 new exoplanets discovered, all thanks to data from Nasa's Kepler Space telescope  India Today

Scientists have discovered over 100 new exoplanets using data from NASA's Kepler Space telescope as well as ground-based observatories from 227 ...


Quantum leap for Dublin in the search for exoplanets - The Irish Times
Quantum leap for Dublin in the search for exoplanets  The Irish Times

DIAS launches new research strategy to explore space, oceans and subatomic world.


A new neptune-size exoplanet - Phys.org
A new neptune-size exoplanet  Phys.org

The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to ...


One of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets might have an ocean, researchers now say - BGR
One of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets might have an ocean, researchers now say  BGR

Ever since astronomers announced the discovery of seven exoplanets around the star called TRAPPIST-1, researchers have been diving into the data in an ...


Penn State leads in NASA exoplanet research | University Park Campus | Penn State | Daily Collegian | collegian.psu.edu - The Daily Collegian Online
Penn State leads in NASA exoplanet research | University Park Campus | Penn State | Daily Collegian | collegian.psu.edu  The Daily Collegian Online

For over 20 years, Penn State has been a leader in research and discovery of exoplanets in the science community. Now, scientists at the Center for Exoplanet ...


Climate simulations forecast the weather on all seven TRAPPIST exoplanets - New Atlas
Climate simulations forecast the weather on all seven TRAPPIST exoplanets  New Atlas

Among the almost-4000 exoplanets found so far, none really capture the imagination like TRAPPIST-1. Now a team of astronomers led by the University of ...


Kepler's death means we're about to find loads more exoplanets - Wired.co.uk
Kepler's death means we're about to find loads more exoplanets  Wired.co.uk

Kepler's galactic census is over. Tess, a new space telescope is looking for exoplanets much closer to home, and its first batch of results will be released today.


Exoplanet’s helium atmosphere is inflated like a balloon - EarthSky
Exoplanet’s helium atmosphere is inflated like a balloon  EarthSky

Astronomers have discovered that a Neptune-sized exoplanet - HAT-P-11b - has an even larger helium atmosphere than first thought. The atmosphere is literally ...


Combination of Space-based and Ground-based Telescopes Reveals more than 100 Exoplanets - Astrobiology Magazine
Combination of Space-based and Ground-based Telescopes Reveals more than 100 Exoplanets  Astrobiology Magazine

An international team of astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets in only three ...


Instead of Alien Life, Astronomers Just Found Water on This Giant Exoplanet - Outer Places
Instead of Alien Life, Astronomers Just Found Water on This Giant Exoplanet  Outer Places

Scientists have detected water in the atmosphere of a distant gas giant exoplanet called HR 8799 c.


Is There Life Beyond Earth? Exoplanets May Hold the Key - Now. Powered by Northrop Grumman.
Is There Life Beyond Earth? Exoplanets May Hold the Key  Now. Powered by Northrop Grumman.

Planets outside our solar system that orbit stars are known as exoplanets. Since 1992, scientists have discovered more than 3,500 exoplanets, according to the ...


Observability of Hydrogen-rich Exospheres in Earth-like Exoplanets - Astrobiology News
Observability of Hydrogen-rich Exospheres in Earth-like Exoplanets  Astrobiology News

Context. The existence of an extended neutral hydrogen exosphere around small planets can be used as an evidence for the presence of water in their lower ...


Astroboffins spy a rare exoplanet evaporating before their eyes - The Register
Astroboffins spy a rare exoplanet evaporating before their eyes  The Register

Somewhere in the Cancer constellation lies a mini-Neptune sized planet that is disappearing at rate faster than ever seen before, according to research ...


Water Has Been Detected in The Atmosphere of a Planet 179 Light Years Away - ScienceAlert
Water Has Been Detected in The Atmosphere of a Planet 179 Light Years Away  ScienceAlert

Gathering detailed information on exoplanets is extremely difficult. The light from their host star overwhelms the light from the exoplanet, making it difficult for ...


Astronomers find rapidly evaporating exoplanet using Hubble - Digit
Astronomers find rapidly evaporating exoplanet using Hubble  Digit

A Neptune-sized exoplanet named GJ 3470b is evaporating at a rate 100 times faster than a previously discovered exoplanet of similar size.


Rehearsing for more detailed spectroscopic exoplanet analyses - Astronomy Now Online
Rehearsing for more detailed spectroscopic exoplanet analyses  Astronomy Now Online

Using adaptive optics to offset atmospheric turbulence, astronomers at the W.M. Keck Observatory atop Maunakea, Hawaii, have confirmed the presence of ...


Predicting the Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation Environment of Exoplanets Around Low-Mass Stars: the TRAPPIST-1 System - Astrobiology News
Predicting the Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation Environment of Exoplanets Around Low-Mass Stars: the TRAPPIST-1 System  Astrobiology News

The high energy radiation environment around M dwarf stars strongly impacts the characteristics of close-in exoplanet atmospheres, but these wavelengths are ...


Hubble spots a distant planet that is literally being vaporized - BGR
Hubble spots a distant planet that is literally being vaporized  BGR

We usually think of planets as having a certain level of permanence but for worlds that reside within very close proximity of a star existence can be fleeting.


Astronomers Detect Water in the Atmosphere of a Planet 179 Light-Years Away - Universe Today
Astronomers Detect Water in the Atmosphere of a Planet 179 Light-Years Away  Universe Today

Gathering detailed information on exoplanets is extremely difficult. The light from their host star overwhelms the light from the exoplanet, making it difficult for ...


Now that TESS is Operational, Astronomers Estimate it’ll Find 14,000 Planets. 10 Could Be Earthlike Worlds in a Sunlike Star’s Habitable Zone - Universe Today
Now that TESS is Operational, Astronomers Estimate it’ll Find 14,000 Planets. 10 Could Be Earthlike Worlds in a Sunlike Star’s Habitable Zone  Universe Today

TESS is operational, and a new yield simulation suggests the planet-hunter could find 10 Earth-like worlds around stars like our Sun.


TESS satellite: Kepler successor 'to find TEN Earth-like exoplanets' in ALIEN LIFE hunt - Express.co.uk
TESS satellite: Kepler successor 'to find TEN Earth-like exoplanets' in ALIEN LIFE hunt  Express.co.uk

NASA's TESS satellite will discover 10 habitable Earth-like worlds in a massive boost in the search for alien life, a senior scientist for the mission has exclusively ...


WASP-69b, the exoplanet with a tail - EarthSky
WASP-69b, the exoplanet with a tail  EarthSky

Astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-sized planet - 163 light-years away - that seems to think it's a comet. It has a prominent "tail" of helium gas.


Exoplanet climate analysis pinpoints best place to live in TRAPPIST-1 star system - GeekWire
Exoplanet climate analysis pinpoints best place to live in TRAPPIST-1 star system  GeekWire

If you had to pick a place to set up shop in the TRAPPIST-1 star system, 39 light-years from Earth, the fourth rock from that alien sun is the best place to start.


Helium Exoplanet Looks Like A Balloon, According To Scientists - Canadian Homesteading
Helium Exoplanet Looks Like A Balloon, According To Scientists  Canadian Homesteading

Scientists identified a helium exoplanet, HAT-P-11b, located at about 124 light years from Earth, in the Cygnus constellation. This far-distant planet is, however, ...


On the naming of exoplanets | The Quark In The Road - ChicagoNow
On the naming of exoplanets | The Quark In The Road  ChicagoNow

"Using a combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes, scientists have revealed more than 100 new exoplanets. The discovery may prove useful ...


New database to archive amateur astronomer exoplanet data - Space Daily
New database to archive amateur astronomer exoplanet data  Space Daily

At its annual meeting at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, the American Association of Variable Star Observers announced a new exoplanet database ...


Helium exoplanet inflates like a balloon - ZME Science
Helium exoplanet inflates like a balloon  ZME Science

Helium was predicted to be one of the most common elements of exoplanets, but was only recently observed for the first time.


Exoplanet mission launch slot announced - Phys.Org
Exoplanet mission launch slot announced  Phys.Org

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.


Astronomers Discover Icy Neptune-Sized Exoplanet: K2-263b | Astronomy - Sci-News.com
Astronomers Discover Icy Neptune-Sized Exoplanet: K2-263b | Astronomy  Sci-News.com

Astronomers have discovered a frozen exoplanet nearly the size of Neptune orbiting the quiet G9-type dwarf star K2-263. An artist's impression of the ...


Astronomers Find WASP-69b Exoplanet With Comet-Like Tail - Tech Times
Astronomers Find WASP-69b Exoplanet With Comet-Like Tail  Tech Times

Astronomers observed an exoplanet orbiting a small star 163 light-years away using a ground telescope. They found that WASP-69b has a comet-like tail made ...


The Balloon Planet — “Search is On for Evaporating Exoplanets” - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
The Balloon Planet — “Search is On for Evaporating Exoplanets”  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

A discovery occurred earlier this year, thanks to Hubble Space Telescope observations, which proved difficult to interpret: the first-ever detection of an ...


Predicted Yield of Transits of Known Radial Velocity Exoplanets from the TESS Primary and Extended Missions - Space Ref
Predicted Yield of Transits of Known Radial Velocity Exoplanets from the TESS Primary and Extended Missions  Space Ref

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive. Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018. Paul A. Dalba, Stephen R. Kane, Thomas Barclay, Jacob L. Bean, Tiago L.


Budding exoplanets found in Taurus star-forming region | V3 - www.v3.co.uk
Budding exoplanets found in Taurus star-forming region | V3  www.v3.co.uk

12 of the 32 stars observed feature rings and gaps that are usually carved by planets in the process of formation.


Exoplanet Clouds - Space Ref
Exoplanet Clouds  Space Ref

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive. Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Christiane Helling (Centre for Exoplanet Science, University of St Andrews).


ESA sets launch window for CHEOPS exoplanet space telescope - New Atlas
ESA sets launch window for CHEOPS exoplanet space telescope  New Atlas

ESA has announced the launch window for its next space telescope, the CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS). The unmanned exoplanet observatory ...


Exoplanet Spectroscopy and Photometry with the Twinkle Space Telescope - Space Ref
Exoplanet Spectroscopy and Photometry with the Twinkle Space Telescope  Space Ref

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive. Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Billy Edwards, Malena Rice, Tiziano Zingales, Marcell Tessenyi, Ingo ...


An exoplanet in the TRAPPIST-1 system might host an Earth-like ocean world | V3 - www.v3.co.uk
An exoplanet in the TRAPPIST-1 system might host an Earth-like ocean world | V3  www.v3.co.uk

Researchers simulated the environmental states for each planet in TRAPPIST-1 system using updated climate models.


Exoplanet with helium-filled atmosphere swelling into balloon shape discovered by scientists - Evening Standard
Exoplanet with helium-filled atmosphere swelling into balloon shape discovered by scientists  Evening Standard

A plant with an atmosphere bursting with helium that has swollen into the shape of a balloon has been discovered by astronomers. Observations of the planet, ...


Discovery of an Exoplanet Orbiting Barnard's Star - Edgy Labs
Discovery of an Exoplanet Orbiting Barnard's Star  Edgy Labs

Barnard's Star system, the closest single star system to our own home, may host an Earth-like exoplanet that could host alien life.


Exoplanets' Magnetic Field is Generated by a Totally Different Process - I4U News
Exoplanets' Magnetic Field is Generated by a Totally Different Process  I4U News

Researchers suggest that super-Earths probably do have magnetic fields but they are generated by the planets' magma oceans. We all know that Earth is ...


A trip to the Outback – and to Earth's early life - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
A trip to the Outback – and to Earth's early life  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

This past July I joined a group of geologists, geochemists, microbiologists, and fellow astronomers on a tour of some of the best-preserved evidence for early life.


Caught in the Act--Astronomers Get Their Best Look Yet at a Supernova Blowing Up - Scientific American
Caught in the Act--Astronomers Get Their Best Look Yet at a Supernova Blowing Up  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


Physics staff member to give talk on volunteers observing exoplanets - SIU News
Physics staff member to give talk on volunteers observing exoplanets  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. – A staff member in the physics department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will give a presentation this week on involving citizen ...


ESA's CHEOPS exoplanet hunter will launch in October-November 2019 - Astronomy Now Online
ESA's CHEOPS exoplanet hunter will launch in October-November 2019  Astronomy Now Online

The CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite, CHEOPS, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch. CHEOPS will lift off on a Soyuz rocket operated by ...


The exoplanet with a tail: Researchers discover giant world with helium gas trailing behind it - Daily Mail
The exoplanet with a tail: Researchers discover giant world with helium gas trailing behind it  Daily Mail

Researchers used the CARMENES instrument on the 3.5-meter telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory in Spain to identify five exoplanets that appear to have ...


Ross 128 B, A Recently Discovered Exoplanet, Might Host Extraterrestrial Life - Canadian Homesteading
Ross 128 B, A Recently Discovered Exoplanet, Might Host Extraterrestrial Life  Canadian Homesteading

The dream of humanity is to identify alien life proving that we are not alone in the Universe. Since the scientists identified the first planets outside our Solar ...


Astronomers Reveal 44 New Confirmed Exoplanets - ExtremeTech
Astronomers Reveal 44 New Confirmed Exoplanets  ExtremeTech

Astronomers usually confirm new exoplanets a few at a time. Today, researchers from the University of Tokyo have certified a ...


Number of Habitable Exoplanets Found by NASA's Kepler May Not Be So High After All - Space.com
Number of Habitable Exoplanets Found by NASA's Kepler May Not Be So High After All  Space.com

The tally of potentially habitable alien planets may have to be revised downward a bit. To date, NASA's prolific Kepler space telescope has discovered about 30 ...


Exoplanets will need both continents and oceans to form complex life - Phys.Org
Exoplanets will need both continents and oceans to form complex life  Phys.Org

When it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial life, scientists have a tendency to be a bit geocentric – i.e. they look for planets that resemble our own. This is ...


How Many Exoplanets Might Have Life? The Number Is. . . - Forbes
How Many Exoplanets Might Have Life? The Number Is. . .  Forbes

For the moment. 53 worlds among 3,730 confirmed exoplanets—the best spots in the galaxy for some sort of life. But with a caveat. Perhaps nothing is alive on ...


Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water - Phys.org
Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water  Phys.org

Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size ...


Report calls for direct images of Earth-like exoplanets - EarthSky
Report calls for direct images of Earth-like exoplanets  EarthSky

A congressionally-mandated report recommends that NASA lead efforts to directly image possibly Earth-like exoplanets, using upcoming technologies. A major ...


What is an exoplanet? | Space - EarthSky
What is an exoplanet? | Space  EarthSky

Humans have been speculating about their existence for thousands of years, but ours is the 1st generation to know, with certainty, that exoplanets are really out ...


Exoplanets should have exomoons - The Economist
Exoplanets should have exomoons  The Economist

WRITERS of science fiction have long assumed that the galaxy is teeming with alien planets. They were correct, but it was only in the past few decades that ...


NASA Video on the Death of Our Sun Will Cure Your Holiday Existential Dread - Inverse
NASA Video on the Death of Our Sun Will Cure Your Holiday Existential Dread  Inverse

Likely sensing our collective holiday-fueled existential dread, NASA has released a video to treat your that anxiety that might just put to rest the vague feelings of ...


Q&A: Finding Earth-like exoplanets requires new space telescopes - Stanford University News
Q&A: Finding Earth-like exoplanets requires new space telescopes  Stanford University News

Astrophysicist Bruce Macintosh discusses construction of a new advanced telescope that is capable of directly imaging Earth-like exoplanets.


Top Astronomical Discoveries Of 2018 - WUWM
Top Astronomical Discoveries Of 2018  WUWM

The past year has been marked by major collisions — both metaphorical and literal — that have changed the world and our view of the universe. Recent.


Planetary 'fingerprints' will boost exoplanet hunt - Futurity: Research News
Planetary 'fingerprints' will boost exoplanet hunt  Futurity: Research News

"We use our own solar system and all we know about its incredible diversity of fascinating worlds as our Rosetta Stone..."


Four giant exoplanets discovered around a single young star - Astronomy Magazine
Four giant exoplanets discovered around a single young star  Astronomy Magazine

For the first time, researchers have found a young “toddler” star with four massive exoplanets around it. The discovery raises questions about how planets form.


A new classification scheme for exoplanet sizes - Phys.org
A new classification scheme for exoplanet sizes  Phys.org

There are about 4433 exoplanets in the latest catalogs. Their radii have generally been measured by knowing the radius of their host star and then closely fitting ...


Scientists identify best exoplanets for Earth-like life - EarthSky
Scientists identify best exoplanets for Earth-like life  EarthSky

Scientists have now identified some exoplanets that might have suitable temperatures for liquid water and enough UV light for the chemistry thought to have led ...


New Report Urges NASA to Intensify Search for Exoplanets and Aliens - Gizmodo
New Report Urges NASA to Intensify Search for Exoplanets and Aliens  Gizmodo

A new congressionally mandated report says NASA should refine its strategy and improve its tools to foster the study of exoplanetary systems and expedite the ...


The Kepler Space Telescope Found Science and Art in Exoplanets - TIME
The Kepler Space Telescope Found Science and Art in Exoplanets  TIME

The retired Kepler space telescope helped NASA and astronomers discover thousands of exoplanets, some, perhaps, with the capacity for life.


Exoplanets: how we used chemistry to identify the worlds most likely to host life - Phys.Org
Exoplanets: how we used chemistry to identify the worlds most likely to host life  Phys.Org

Are we alone in the universe? This question has been with us for thousands of years, but it is only now that science is on the cusp of providing a real answer.


Sweet Super-Puffs: These 2 Exoplanets Have the Density of Cotton Candy - Space.com
Sweet Super-Puffs: These 2 Exoplanets Have the Density of Cotton Candy  Space.com

It turns out, exoplanets can be as sweet as a trip to the state fair: Two worlds discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have about the same density as a ...


More clues that Earth-like exoplanets are indeed Earth-like - Phys.org
More clues that Earth-like exoplanets are indeed Earth-like  Phys.org

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology provides new clues indicating that an exoplanet 500 light-years away is much like Earth.


Rocky? Habitable? Sizing up a galaxy of planets - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Rocky? Habitable? Sizing up a galaxy of planets  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

We've found thousands of planets around other stars in our galaxy. We'll soon add thousands more. A big question: how many are small, rocky, possibly ...


Get ready for a flood of new exoplanets: TESS has already spotted two - Ars Technica
Get ready for a flood of new exoplanets: TESS has already spotted two  Ars Technica

We look at the design of NASA's latest planet hunter and why it was made that way.


The Sharpest R Aquarii Image Ever - Space Ref
The Sharpest R Aquarii Image Ever  Space Ref

While testing a new subsystem on the SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers were able to capture dramatic details of ...


These 2 exoplanets might have seasons and stable climates - EarthSky
These 2 exoplanets might have seasons and stable climates  EarthSky

New findings suggest that some exoplanets will have stable axial tilts and climates, much as Earth does. This knowledge will help astronomers search for worlds ...


Ross 128 b and the search for Earth-like exoplanets - EarthSky
Ross 128 b and the search for Earth-like exoplanets  EarthSky

Only 11 light-years away, Ross 128 b is the 2nd-closest-known rocky exoplanet. Here's a recent study scrutinizing Ross 128 b, as it relates to the fascinating ...


Planet-hunting TESS Spacecraft Has Already Spotted 2 Exoplanets - ExtremeTech
Planet-hunting TESS Spacecraft Has Already Spotted 2 Exoplanets  ExtremeTech

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) only started operating over the summer, but NASA reports it has already spotted two ...


Hottest exoplanet ever discovered has metallic skies, rain like lava - NBCNews.com
Hottest exoplanet ever discovered has metallic skies, rain like lava  NBCNews.com

Scientists find vaporized iron and titanium in the atmosphere of Kelt-9b, an exoplanet in the constellation Cygnus that is the hottest ever discovered.


Exoplanet Exploration: The Search Continues for New, Exciting Worlds - Space.com
Exoplanet Exploration: The Search Continues for New, Exciting Worlds  Space.com

Thousands of fascinating new worlds have been discovered beyond our own solar system, ranging from super-sized gas giant planets to small rocky bodies ...


This Rocky Exoplanet Is the Most Likely to Support Life - Seeker
This Rocky Exoplanet Is the Most Likely to Support Life  Seeker

Of the thousands of known exoplanets, Kepler-452b has the most ideal combination of UV light exposure and conditions for liquid water.


Visit Exotic Exoplanets with NASA Visualization Tool - Space.com
Visit Exotic Exoplanets with NASA Visualization Tool  Space.com

An interactive NASA visualization tool puts you on the surface of TRAPPIST-1d, Kepler-186f and a handful of other exoplanets.


Explore Distant Exoplanets With These NASA Simulations - Motherboard
Explore Distant Exoplanets With These NASA Simulations  Motherboard

One of the coolest scientific findings of the past 25 years is that our galaxy is packed with alien worlds. Scientists have detected nearly 4,000 exoplanets orbiting ...


A new exoplanet is discovered by an international team led by a young Canadian student - Phys.Org
A new exoplanet is discovered by an international team led by a young Canadian student  Phys.Org

Wolf 503b, an exoplanet twice the size of Earth, has been discovered by an international team of Canadian, American and German researchers using data from ...


New detection method could quickly reveal exoplanets with Earth-like - Astronomy Magazine
New detection method could quickly reveal exoplanets with Earth-like  Astronomy Magazine

Instead of waiting three orbital periods to confirm an exoplanet, this technique requires just one transit.


NASA Should Lead a Large Direct Imaging Mission to Study Earth-Like Exoplanets, Says New Report - National Academies News
NASA Should Lead a Large Direct Imaging Mission to Study Earth-Like Exoplanets, Says New Report  National Academies News

WASHINGTON – To answer significant questions about planetary systems, such as whether our solar system is a rare phenomenon or if life exists on planets ...


New moon? Astronomers find first evidence of a possible moon outside our solar system - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
New moon? Astronomers find first evidence of a possible moon outside our solar system  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Using the Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have uncovered tantalizing evidence of what could be the first discovery of a moon orbiting a ...


Daniel Arsham cuts the moon in two for Joya’s new NASA-inspired candle - Wallpaper*
Daniel Arsham cuts the moon in two for Joya’s new NASA-inspired candle  Wallpaper*

Daniel Arsham and fragrance brand Joya release the Exoplanet candle, inspired by the artist's time with NASA. Its fig-based fragrance was originally produced ...


What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’ - Astrobiology Magazine
What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’  Astrobiology Magazine

The Milky Way, our own galaxy, stretches across the sky above the La Silla telescope in Chile. Hidden inside our own galaxy are trillions of planets, most waiting ...


Penn State set to lead on new exoplanet science priorities - Penn State News
Penn State set to lead on new exoplanet science priorities  Penn State News

A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine sets the stage for Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds to ...


The Exoplanets Most Likely to Harbor Life - ExtremeTech
The Exoplanets Most Likely to Harbor Life  ExtremeTech

There are an estimated 100 billion planets in the Milky Way, at least, but which of them are most likely ...


Experts Push Limits Of Science And Tech In Search Of Life On Exoplanets - KJZZ
Experts Push Limits Of Science And Tech In Search Of Life On Exoplanets  KJZZ

Last month, NASA's new TESS spacecraft discovered its first confirmed exoplanet. As the roster of planets orbiting distant stars approaches 4000, some ...