Results tagged “exoplanet”

Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms trained on real astronomical observations now outperform astronomers in sifting through massive amounts of data.

As the scientific community searches for worlds orbiting nearby stars that could potentially harbor life, new Southwest Research Institute-led research suggests that younger rocky exoplanets are more likely to support temperate, Earth-like climates.

In studying a unique class of ultra-hot exoplanets, NASA Hubble Space Telescope astronomers may be in the mood for dancing to the Calypso party song "Hot, Hot, Hot."

An international research team has discovered a new planet so young that it has yet to emerge from the womb of matter where it is forming.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has directly photographed evidence of a Jupiter-like protoplanet forming through what researchers describe as an "intense and violent process." This discovery supports a long-debated theory for how planets like Jupiter form, called "disk instability."

NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets

Not so long ago, we lived in a universe with only a small number of known planets, all of them orbiting our Sun.

Major smashups between rocky bodies shaped our solar system. Observations of a similar crash give clues about how frequent these events are around other stars.

Is It A Planet? No. Just A Star

The first worlds beyond our solar system were discovered three decades ago.

NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, now under construction, will test new technologies for space-based planet hunting.

MIT astronomers have obtained the clearest view yet of the perpetual dark side of an exoplanet that is "tidally locked" to its star.

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered ∼5000 planets and planet candidates after three and a half years of observations.

Exoplanets come in shapes and sizes that are not found in our solar system.

An international team including researchers from the University of Bern and the University of Geneva as well as the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS analyzed the atmosphere of one of the most extreme known planets in great detail.

Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts.

Water Vapor Detected On A 'Super Neptune'

The discovery: Water vapor in the atmosphere of planet TOI-674 b.

Astronomers have reported a second, super-sized moon orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet beyond our solar system.

Exomoons represent a crucial missing puzzle piece in our efforts to understand extrasolar planetary systems.

With the help of the CHEOPS space telescope, an international team including researchers from the Universities of Bern and Geneva as well as the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS, was able to detect the deformation of an exoplanet for the first time.

Researchers have identified the first signature of a magnetic field surrounding a planet outside of our solar system.

Using observations and archival data from several of NSF's NOIRLab's observatories, together with observations from telescopes around the world and in orbit, astronomers have discovered at least 70 new free-floating planets -- planets that wander through space without a parent star -- in a nearby region of the Milky Way.

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