Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new study aims to end that debate.
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According to a new study, Neptune’s system of moons may have been drastically altered thanks to the arrival of its largest moon, Triton.
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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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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 scientists from the John Hopkins Univeristy Applied Physics Lab (JHUAPL) indicates that Jupiter’s auroras may be more mysterious than we thought
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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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A new study conducted by an international team of astronomers has revealed two new “Warm Jupiter” exoplanets in two distant star systems.
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During the month of April, 2017, Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth, allowing for some prime viewing opportunities for the Hubble Space Telescope.
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According to a study by two Harvard researchers, they have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen for the first time in history.
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Located about 129 light years from Earth in the direction of the Pegasus constellation is the relatively young star system of HR 8799. Beginning in 2008, four orbiting exoplanets were discovered in this system which – alongside the exoplanet Formalhaut b – were the very first to be confirmed using the direct imaging technique. And […]
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