Ever since the Kepler space telescope began discovering thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy, astronomers have been eagerly awaiting the day when next-generation missions are deployed. These include the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to take to space in 2019, but also the many ground-based observatories that are currently being constructed. One […]
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The Gravitational Microlensing method relies on rare events (one star passing in front of another) to focus light and search for exoplanets.
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A mew study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own.
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A research team recently applied a Google “neural net” to Kepler data, which conformed the existence of a star system with eight planets.
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While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.
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Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry
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Dr. Claudius Gros explains the purpose, intent, and technology behind Project Genesis, which seeks to seed “transiently habitable” exoplanets with life to jumpstart the evolutionary process.
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A study team led from the University of Hawaii recently studied two inflated gas giants, and revealed a possible explanation as to why they are so “puffy”.
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A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after all, but actually has a thick, Earth-like atmosphere.
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In a recent announcement, the STScI announced the first targets that the James Webb Space Telescope will be studying once its deployed
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