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Hubble Uncovers a ‘Heavy Metal’ Exoplanet Shaped Like a Football

August 2, 2019

How can a planet be “hotter than hot?” The answer is when heavy metals are detected escaping from…
Direct from distant planet: Spectral clues to puzzling paradox

June 11, 2019

CI Tau b is a paradoxical planet, but new research about its mass, brightness and the carbon monoxide…
Cooking up Alien Atmospheres on Earth

March 15, 2019

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on…
Exoplanet Stepping Stones

November 22, 2018

Astronomers have gleaned some of the best data yet on the composition of a planet known as HR…
This Planet is so Metal. Iron and Titanium Vapour Found in the Atmosphere of an “Ultra-Hot Jupiter”

August 17, 2018

In the course of discovering planets beyond our Solar System, astronomers have found some truly interesting customers! In…
Water Is Destroyed, Then Reborn in Ultrahot Jupiters

August 10, 2018

Imagine a place where the weather forecast is always the same: scorching temperatures, relentlessly sunny, and with absolutely…
NASA’s Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

July 12, 2018

In April 2018, NASA launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Its main goal is to locate Earth-sized planets and…
Wrong way, hot Jupiter

January 26, 2018

A giant planet’s unexpected wind direction is presenting a mystery for astronomers that could upend what researchers have…
A cosmic barbecue: Researchers spot 60 new ‘hot Jupiter’ candidates

July 7, 2017

Yale researchers have identified 60 potential new “hot Jupiters” — highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on…
Hubble’s Tale of Two Exoplanets: Nature vs. Nurture

June 6, 2017

Is it a case of nature versus nurture when it comes to two “cousin” exoplanets? In a unique…
Astronomers Find Planet Hotter Than Most Stars

June 6, 2017

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot, it’s being vaporized by its own star. With a dayside…
Missing Water Mystery Solved in Comprehensive Survey of Exoplanets

December 14, 2015

A survey of 10 hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets conducted with NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has led a…
Hot Jupiter: Discovery of two close-in planet companions sheds new light on planet formation

October 19, 2015

For the past 20 years, astronomers peered into the night sky, puzzled about a type of planet called…
Newfound Jupiter-like exoplanet might hold the key to the rise of solar systems

August 17, 2015

Astronomers have spied a new alien world that they believe strikingly resembles a young Jupiter. Using a new…
NASA Scientists Help Understand Newly Discovered Planet

August 17, 2015

One of the best ways to learn how our solar system evolved is to look at younger star…
Astronomers Analyze the Atmosphere of a ‘Young Jupiter’ Exoplanet

August 15, 2015

Astronomers have found thousands of planets outside our solar system. Almost all of these exoplanets were detected by…
Gemini-discovered world is most like Jupiter

August 14, 2015

Going beyond the discovery and imaging of a young Jupiter, astronomers using the Gemini Observatory’s new Planet Imager…
Scientists’ discovery of new young planet provides insight into Jupiter

August 14, 2015

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore scientists, as part of an international team, have discovered the most Jupiter-like…
Methane enshrouds nearby Jupiter-like exoplanet

August 14, 2015

The Gemini Planet Imager has discovered and photographed its first planet, a methane-enshrouded gas giant much like Jupiter…
Young, Jupiter-like planet discovered

August 14, 2015

A team of researchers has discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could provide a new…
Astronomers Find a Jupiter Twin Orbiting a Sun Just Like Ours

July 16, 2015

Using the super-powerful, 3.6 metre ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, a Brazilian-led international team…
‘Hot Jupiters’ provoke their own host suns to wobble

September 12, 2014

Blame the “hot Jupiters.” These large, gaseous exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) can make their suns wobble…
NRL Researchers Detect Water Around a Hot Jupiter

March 19, 2014

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are part of a research team that has detected water…
Detection of Water Vapor in the Atmosphere of a Hot Jupiter

February 25, 2014

Although liquid water covers a majority of Earth’s surface, scientists are still searching for planets outside of our…
Rife with hype, exoplanet study needs patience and refinement

February 19, 2014

Imagine someone spent months researching new cities to call home using low-resolution images of unidentified skylines. The pictures…
What are Hot Jupiters?

February 13, 2014

When astronomers first discovered other planets, they were completely unlike anything we’ve ever found in the Solar System.…
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