Browse Sites By Tag: exoplanet
dailymail.co.uk — Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, two NASA interns and a team of amateur astronomers have found a new 'super Earth'. Roughly twice the size of Earth, and known as K2-288Bb, the new world is located within its star's habitable zone, raising hopes it could contain life. It is 226 light-…
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nationalgeographic.com — Astronomers may have finally found an alien world orbiting the science fiction staple known as Barnard's Star. Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems to be orbiting a small, dim red star. If it’s truly there, the alien planet would at least partly fulfill a fantasy decades in the making,…
15.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
space.com — In an astronomical first, four gigantic planets have been detected around a very young star, a new study reports.  The star in question is CI Tau, which lies about 500 light-years from Earth. CI Tau is just 2 million years old and is still surrounded by a swirling clump of dust and gas known as a p…
17.10.2018 0 comments From Alex
thisisinsider.com — The universe has so many galaxies, stars, planets, and moons that many scientists believe an intelligent extraterrestrial race should exist within detectable range of Earth. Humans have yet to detect such alien signals, but a new study suggests we've barely scratched the surface in our search. St…
10.10.2018 0 comments From Alex
peoplearea.com — NASA published the first official photo taken with the new space telescope TESS, which was launched on April 18, 2018 by SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for high elliptical orbit. TESS is an abbreviation of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. It should help in searching for exoplanets, or planets simila…
21.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
deccanherald.com — Data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission indicates that many of the known planets may contain as much as 50 per cent water. (NASA file photo for representation. Via AFP) Full Article >>
20.08.2018 0 comments From Alex
standard.co.uk — Astronomers have found evidence of a planetary-mass object with an unexplained 'glow' beyond our solar system. According to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, it is around twelve times bigger than Jupiter. The Observatory said it is a "strong magnetic powerhouse" travelling through space un…
06.08.2018 0 comments From Alex
space.com — Photo: An artist's depiction of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) at work (not shown to scale).Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight CenterNASA's newest planet-hunting telescope is officially at work. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for ali…
30.07.2018 0 comments From Alex