Australian astronomers have spotted the closest exoplanet within the habitable zone of its star to Earth, dubbed Wolf 1061c, is just 14 light years away.
A new study finds that more than half of the gas giant planets candidates in the NASA’s Kepler data are false positives — aren’t planets at all — a rate much higher than previously thought.
KIC 8462852, aka Tabby’s star located 1,480 light years away from us, has puzzled astronomers with its erratic dimming, a dimming pattern never seen before — more than 20% of its light was being blocked out by something!
A super-Jupiter planet, dubbed HD 106906b, discovered last year is sitting at a large distance from its host star, so far away that some believes it was kicked out of star’s local neighborhood.
For the first time ever, astronomers have directly captured a photo of exoplanet forming near a young star, a discovery expected to shed light on the process of planet formation around other stars.
For the first time, a team of scientists have managed to record winds speed on opposite sides of an ‘alien’ planet, dubbed HD 189733b, this extreme planet is being battered by furious winds of more than 8700 km/h (5400mph) — 20 times higher than the fastest wind speed ever recorded on Earth — equivalent to seven times sound’ speed.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our galaxy in the last 20 years or so, it’s that our solar system … isn’t that unusual. There are a lot of other stars out there, with a lot of other planets — even some that are a lot like Earth.
More than 2000 planets have been found beyond our solar system and many of them are remarkable strange and unique, planets that are more like science fiction worlds, confounding our best scientists through their existence. So, here’s our top list of the most bizarre newfound exoplanets we’d detected over the recent years.
More thant 2000 exoplanets have been found beyond our solar system, and some of them are unbelievably unique. Here are some of the most strange exoplanets NASA’ Kepler has found so far.
By using the Gemini Planet Imager, a team of scientists have discovered a gas-shrouded planet, strikingly similar to a young Jupiter, nearly 100 light years away from Earth in a young star system.
NASA’ Former chief operating officer in Spain Carlos González Pintado says there could be life on Kepler-452b — the newly remarkable world discovered by NASA’ kepler mission — given its characteristics.
So far, NASA’ Kepler Space Telescope and other exoplanet survey missions have found thousands of alien planetary systems with nearly 2,000 confirmed exoplanets.