Tag "exoplanets"

The French-Led ExTrA Project to Hunt for New Exoplanets

2 months ago

A new exoplanet-hunter takes the form of three new telescopes at the La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. Known as the French-led ExTrA (Exoplanets in

New Study Finds Asteroids and Meteorites are Derived from a Handful of Minor Ancient Planets

3 months ago

A new study published in the journal Nature Astronomy found that most asteroids and meteorites come from just a handful of minor ancient planets formed

Two New Exoplanets Look Promising for Hosting Life

3 months ago

Experts have found that two exoplanets in the habitable zones of their stars most likely have stable climates and regular seasons. Plus, astronomers think that

Models Used to Simulate Car Engine Pollutants Could Also Help Us Understand Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres

7 months ago

French astronomers figured out that computer models used to simulate how car engines emit pollutants could also be used to model hot exoplanet atmospheres. The

NASA’s latest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, Will Launch This Month

7 months ago

NASA’s latest planet-hunting spacecraft is undergoing final tests and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April

NASA Launches TESS with Images of Exoplanets Drawn by Children Aboard

7 months ago

An exoplanet orbits any star that isn’t the sun and although exoplanets vary in looks, NASA asked children to draw what they believed exoplanets looked

Google Just Made it Easier to Find New Exoplanets

7 months ago

In 2017, an artificial intelligence (AI) network, outfitted with data from the Kepler space telescope, found two new exoplanets. Currently, citizen scientists looking to support

New and Improved Simulation Leads to Better Understanding of Exoplanets with Hazy Atmospheres

7 months ago

Many planets orbiting outside our solar system could potentially contain the ingredients responsible for life, according to scientists. However, because they are usually so far

15 Exoplanets Orbiting Red Dwarf Systems Have Been Validated by New Research

7 months ago

15 exoplanets, orbiting red dwarf systems, have been certified by a group of researchers headed by Teruyuki Hirano of Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Department of

The Evolution of Earth’s Atmosphere Could Help Detect Life on Exoplanets

8 months ago

The key to detecting life on exoplanets could lie within new research into how Earth’s atmosphere evolved over time, according to scientists from the University

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