Exoplanets

Here are the latest posts about Exoplanets on Science, Space & Robots:

  • Exoplanet WASP-18b Has a Smothering Stratosphere Dominated by Carbon Monoxide
    NASA says there are no signs of water on WASP-18b and the stratosphere is loaded with carbon monoxide. (December 4, 2017)

  • Astronomers Discover Ancient Star With 5 Earth-Sized Planets
    Astronomers have discovered an ancient star with five Earth-sized planets. (January 27, 2015)

    NASA Launches Series of Exoplanet Tourism Posters
    NASA has launched an Exoplanet Travel Series featuring posters of what space tourism to the planets might be like. (January 8, 2015)

    Eight More Exoplanets Found in Goldilocks Zone
    Astronomers have discovered eight more exoplanets in the Goldilocks zone of their stars. (January 7, 2015)

    100 Million Planets in Milky Way May Support Complex Life Say Astronomers
    Astronomers report in a new study that 100 million planets in the Milky Way may support complex life. (June 10, 2014)

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    Two Exoplanets Discovered Orbiting Star 13 Light-years From Earth
    Two exoplanets have been discovered orbiting Kapteyn's Star, a very old star located 13 light-years from Earth. (June 4, 2014)

    Exoplanet Beta Pictoris b has 8 Hour Days
    Astronomers have determined the exoplanet Beta Pictoris b has 8 hour days. This is the firs time the length of exoplanet day has been measured. (April 30, 2014)

    NASA's Sunflower-Shaped Starshade Could Help Astronomers Take Better Pictures of Exoplanets
    NASA is working on a prototype spacecraft named Starshade that could take pictures of planets orbiting other stars. (March 29, 2014)

    Hubble Spots Two Cloudy Exoplanets
    Hubble has found that the atmospheres of two exoplanets - GJ 436b and GJ 1214b - may be blanketed with clouds. (January 1, 2014)

    Astronomers Say Planets Can Form Without Parent Stars
    Astronomers say planets can form from tiny dark clouds called globulettes. These free-floating planets from without a parent star. (August 21, 2013)

    First Transiting Planets in a Star Cluster Discovered
    Two planets, Kepler-66b and Kepler-67b, found in star cluster NGC 6811 located 3,000 light-years from Earth (June 26, 2013)