• phys.org | 1/21/2019 | Staff
    Exoplanet surveys have yielded many surprises over the years, and the discovery of "disintegrating" exoplanets was one of them. These are planets that produce asymmetric shapes in the dips of the...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/23/2018 | Paul Scott Anderson
    Artist’s concept of exoplanet GJ 3470b, located some 96 light-years away, orbiting a red dwarf star in the direction of our constellation Cancer the Crab. This world is gradually losing its...
    552 views hey13
  • phys.org | 12/16/2018 | Staff
    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 understand how and why it differs from its...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/9/2018 | Paul Scott Anderson
    Artist’s concept of exoplanet WASP-69b, thought to orbit its sun with a comet-like helium tail trailing behind. Image via Gabriel Perez Diaz/IAC. Planets and comets are two quite different things.
    1.2K views Emzah92
  • ScienceDaily | 12/6/2018 | Staff
    Helium is the second most abundant element in the Universe. Predicted since 2000 as one of the best possible tracers of the atmospheres of exoplanets, these planets orbiting around other stars than...
    265 views gbabii05
  • ScienceDaily | 11/20/2018 | Staff
    The team used state-of-the art instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii to confirm the existence of water in the planet's atmosphere, as well as a lack of methane.
    123 views Cayley1561
  • phys.org | 8/28/2018 | Staff
    Two plaques etched with thousands of miniaturised drawings made by children have been unveiled in a dedicated ceremony held today in Switzerland. Three years ago, thousands of children were inspired...
    464 views katz1234
  • Space.com | 8/22/2018 | Staff
    Astronomers have measured the mass of a very young alien planet for the first time, thanks to more than two decades' worth of data collected by two of the European Space Agency's star-mapping...
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  • ScienceDaily | 6/7/2018 | Staff
    The observations of WASP-127b reveal the presence of a large concentration of alkali metals in its atmosphere, allowing simultaneous detections of Sodium, Potassium and Lithium, for the first time...
    328 views Mkgirlz
  • phys.org | 5/29/2018 | Staff
    SPIRou, the new planet-hunting spectropolarimeter developed for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), has successfully recorded its first starlight. Ten years after it was first designed and...
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