Over the past two decades, the study of exoplanets has grown more rapidly than any other field of astronomy.
At night, when you look at the stars and you wonder “is anybody out there?” just realize that someone out there could be looking back at you and wondering the same.
A team of astronomers working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have just found a stable planet inside in a three-star system.
Using data from NASA’s Spitzer Telescope, a team of astronomers has produced a precision temperature map of the Super-Earth 55 Cancri e, a rocky exoplanet located 40 light years away.
A team of astronomers have recently detected an exoplanet situated 117 light years away from us that boasts the most eccentric orbit known to date.
We have a lot of wacky weather here on Earth, giving us crazy things like thundersnow and firenados. But it turns out we are very lucky, because things get way weirder and wilder on other planets.
Have you ever looked at a globe and thought, what if it had a hole in the middle? Me neither! But some researchers have. Because it turns out that planets don’t have to be shaped like spheres — or, what they really are, which are more like stretched-out spheres.
Recently, astronomers have discovered a really large exoplanet, named K2-25b, in a nearby open star cluster, a discovery that could shed light on planetary evolution.
For the first time, astronomers were able to analyze the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super Earths.
A team of scientists has discovered unusual planetary system composed of a monster planet ‘dancing’ dangerously with two stars — a sun-like star and a dwarf star — at 127 light years away from us.