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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 3,280 star systems, with another 7,453 awaiting confirmation. So far, most of these planets have been gas giants, with abou
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-09 19:00 UTC
Kepler Captures 27 Signals Coming From Exoplanets--How This Telescope Detected the Cosmic Objects Despite its Blurred Vision?...
Kepler space telescope has managed to spot 27 signals hinting a presence of rogue exoplanets.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-09 19:00 UTC
Kepler telescope glimpses population of free-floating planets...
Tantalizing evidence has been uncovered for a mysterious population of "free-floating" planets, planets that may be alone in deep space, unbound to any host star. The results include four new discoveries that are consistent with planets of similar
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-06 13:53 UTC
Astronomers believe there may be twice as many 'other Earths' in the universe than we thought...
Planets the size of Earth could be hidden in binary star systems, with the light of their suns hiding them from view
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-01 06:42 UTC
Exoplanet the size of Neptune 90-light years from Earth could have water vapor, researchers suggest...
A Neptune-sized exoplanet with a 'substantial atmosphere' and the potential for water has been identified in deep space, 90 light-years from Earth.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-06-10 06:53 UTC
The first habitable-zone, Earth-sized planet discovered with exoplanet survey spacecraft...
TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched in 2018 with the goal of discovering small planets around the Sun's nearest neighbors, stars bright enough to allow for follow-up characterizations of their planets' masses and atmosphe
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-10-27 05:04 UTC
Breakthrough AI identifies 50 new planets from old NASA data...
British researchers have identified 50 new planets using artificial intelligence, marking a technological breakthrough in astronomy.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-08-27 12:22 UTC
Scientists say most likely number of contactable alien civilisations is 36...
New calculations come up with estimate for worlds capable of communicating with others
By ceres on 2020-06-17 04:19 UTC
Scientists Discover "Mirror Image" Of Sun & Earth In Deep Space...
Western researchers have discovered a mysterious exoplanet less than twice the size of Earth orbiting around a distant Sun-like star that could support life, making it the closest analog to the Earth-Sun system.
By ceres on 2020-06-17 04:00 UTC
Surprising Number Of Earth-Like Exoplanets In Milky Way Galaxy Revealed By Study...
A team of astronomers was able to provide an estimate regarding the possible number of exoplanets that have Earth-like qualities within the Milky Way Galaxy. The astronomers based their findings on the data collected by NASA's exoplanet-hunting missio
By ceres on 2020-06-17 03:58 UTC
Tiny Cubesat Detects an Exoplanet...
A team of MIT researchers have observed a Super-Earth using a CubeSat, making it the smallest satellite to study an exoplanet. The post Tiny Cubesat Detects an Exoplanet appeared first on Universe Today .
By ceres on 2020-06-17 03:57 UTC
This astronomy student found 17 new exoplanets -- and one is potentially habitable...
Michelle Kunimoto has a knack for finding exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars outside of our solar system.
By ceres on 2020-03-05 02:01 UTC
Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life...
Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-27 18:31 UTC
"Big Life" Habitable Exoplanet Twice Size of Earth Detected...
For most of human history, the question of whether or not extraterrestrial life exists has been philosophical. It's only in recent years that we have had the hard-science modeling tools and observational technology to address this question. A team of
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-27 18:28 UTC
Space News: NASA's Tiny Exoplanet Hunter Has Gone Quiet...
NASA has a lot of high-tech hardware cruising around in space right now, but one of the space agency's pint-sized exoplanet hunters appears to have gone dark. In a post by NASA's Jet Pr...
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-05 07:15 UTC
Water Vapor Detected in Atmosphere of an Alien World Nearly Twice the Size of Earth...
Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18 b.
By ceres on 2019-09-11 19:08 UTC
Newfound Alien Planet Has a Bizarre Looping Orbit...
Astronomers have never seen a world quite like HR 5183 b before
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-28 20:15 UTC
Potentially habitable 'super-Earth' discovered just 31 light-years away...
Follow-up research could reveal if the planet is rocky or has oceans.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-01 19:45 UTC
NASA's TESS Spots 3 New Exoplanets in Rare Solar System...
The super-Earth is scorching hot, and the others are cooler. However, they're not ice worlds like Neptune. The post NASA's TESS Spots 3 New Exoplanets in Rare Solar System appeared first on ExtremeTech .
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-31 18:30 UTC
TESS Space Telescope Finds Rocky Exoplanet With Three Suns...
Scientists have discovered a new planet outside the Solar System and this alien world has three glowing suns.The exoplanet dubbed LTT 1445Ab was found using data gathered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a space telescope design
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-29 16:40 UTC

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