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CosmosUp | August 5, 2020

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A Venus-Mass Planet In Extremly Rare Planetary System

April 25, 2016 |

Over the past two decades, the study of exoplanets has grown more rapidly than any other field of astronomy. Read More

New Tool To Revolutionize Planet Hunting

April 24, 2016 |

The discovery of the first exoplanet back in 1995 received widespread media attention and was seen as an important landmark in a new research field, the planet hunting research. Read More

GJ 832: Fascinating Planetary System with An Earth Like Planet

April 18, 2016 |

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. Read More

The First Cold Neptune Exoplanet Found to Date

April 6, 2016 |

Using the technique of gravitational microlensing, a team of astronomers have discovered a Neptune-like exoplanet, the first Neptune analog planet to date. Read More

KELT-4Ab Planet With Three Suns, Rare Triple Star System

April 2, 2016 |

A team of astronomers working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have just found a stable planet inside in a three-star system. Read More

Super-Earth 55 Cancri e Is Incredible Hot, Maps Reveal

March 31, 2016 |

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. Read More

HD 20782b: The Most Eccentric Planet Ever Discovered

March 21, 2016 |

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. Read More


Terrible Weather On Planets Beyond Our Solar System

March 16, 2016 |

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. Read More

What Would Your Life Be Like On A Donut Shape Planet?

March 2, 2016 | 4

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. Read More

K2-25b Exoplanet Could Help Us Learn More About Planets Evolution

February 26, 2016 |

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. Read More

Astronomers Just Analyzed Super-Earth Atmosphere And It’s Not Pretty

February 19, 2016 |

For the first time, astronomers were able to analyze the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super Earths. Read More

HD 7449b: Scientists Observe A Monster Planet Dancing With Two Stars

December 19, 2015 |

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. Read More

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