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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The ESO has announced the discovery of an exoplanet around a nearby “quiet” red dwarf star, which makes it more likely to be habitable
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A new study led by Princeton University shows that water worlds are likely to be stripped of their atmospheres (and most of their water) before too long
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A new study by an international team of scientists has found a connection between debris disks and giant planets, which could aid in the hunt for exoplanets.
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New observations of WASP-12b conducted with the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the planet’s sun-facing side “eats light”.
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A recent study involving data collected by the K2 mission has revealed three possible Super-Earths around a nearby Sun-like star.
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A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that older Sun-like stars emit less harmful X-rays, a finding which has implications for exoplanet habitability
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A new study led by researchers from the Carnegie Institute of Science indicates that TRAPPIST-1 could also be orbited by gas giants
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According to a new study by a Russian scientist, the Sun’s own motion around the Solar System’s center of mass could disrupt our ability to detect Earth 2.0
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