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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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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Proxima Centauri, in addition to being the closest star system to our own, is also the home of the closest exoplanet to Earth. The existence of this planet, Proxima b, was first announced in August of 2016 and then confirmed later that month. The news was met with a great deal of excitement, and a […]
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The discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet around a red dwarf star has caused astronomers to rethink some of their theories on planet formation.
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Thanks to the efforts of a team of professional and amateur astronomers, the first extra-solar comets have been observed.
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An international consortium of scientists known as Project Blue hopes to crowdfund the creation of a space telescope that will allow us to directly image planets in the neighboring Alpha Centauri system.
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A new study by an astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research shows that the first exomoon ever discovered could actually be a gas giant moon!
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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 recent study from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has produced a new 3-D model for determining exoplanet habitability.
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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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