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New astronomical instrument on the hunt for exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
At the highest point of the Quinlan mountains, overlooking the Sonoran Desert as it stretches across southern Arizona, NEID (pronounced like "fluid") recently collected its first observations, known colloquially by astronomers as... more
Possible discovery of a new super-Earth orbiting Proxima Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Astronomers have discovered another candidate exoplanet orbiting our neighbor Proxima Centauri. A paper announcing these results was just published in the journal Science Advances. If confirmed, it will be the... more
Proxima c: Possible Second Planet Found around Sun’s Nearest Neighbor  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
An international team of astronomers has detected a candidate super-Earth planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the nearest... more
Astronomers Discover Five New Planets around Nearby Red Dwarfs  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers have detected five new planets, eight planet candidates, and confirmed three previously reported planets, around nine nearby... more
Cheops seen by SAINT-EX telescope  ESA · 1 week
Image: ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is shown here as a long streak against a backdrop of stars as it orbits the Earth after its successful... more
'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars  nanowerk · 1 week
A 'cold Neptune' and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars. more
'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A "cold Neptune" and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars,... more
'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A 'cold Neptune' and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars.... more
Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Stars have life cycles. They're born when bits of dust and gas floating through space find each other and collapse in on each other and heat up. They burn for... more
Astronomers Pinpoint Two New 'Tatooine' Planetary Systems  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers announced Monday the first discovery made by NASA's TESS mission of a two-star planetary system. Led by researchers at NASA's Goddard... more
TESS Finds Its First Earth-size Habitable-zone World  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star’s habitable zone, the range of distances where... more
TESS Shows Ancient North Star Undergoes Eclipses  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have shown that Alpha Draconis, a well-studied star visible to the naked... more
Alpha Draconis is Eclipsing Binary System, TESS Data Show  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A well-studied binary system called Alpha Draconis exhibits primary and secondary eclipses, according to an analysis of data... more
Researchers discover new building blocks of catalyst zeolite nanopores  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Zeolites crystals, used among other things for refining petroleum to gasoline and biomass into biofuels, are the most-used catalysts by weight on the planet, and discovering mechanisms of how they... more
Researchers discover new building blocks of catalyst zeolite nanopores  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Zeolites crystals, used among other things for refining petroleum to gasoline and biomass into biofuels, are the most-used catalysts by weight on the planet, and discovering mechanisms of how they... more
Goldilocks stars are best places to look for life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To date astronomers have discovered over 4,000 planets orbiting other stars. Statistically, there should be over 100 billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy. They come in a wide range... more
A new tool for 'weighing' unseen planets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new instrument funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation called NEID (pronounced "NOO-id"; sounds like "fluid") will help scientists measure the masses of planets outside our solar system—exoplanets—by observing the gravitational pull... more
NEID exoplanet instrument sees first light  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The new NEID instrument, now installed at the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Southern Arizona, USA, has made its first observations. The NSF-NASA funded instrument is designed to measure the motion of... more
Earth-Sized Exoplanet Found in Habitable Zone around Red Dwarf  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, the agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope and other facilities, astronomers have discovered a... more
Planet WASP-12b is on a death spiral, say scientists  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astrophysicists have shown that exoplanet WASP-12b, located 600 light-years away, is spiraling in toward certain destruction in about 3 million years. more
Planet WASP-12b is on a death spiral, say scientists  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earth is doomed—but not for 5 billion years. Our planet will be roasted as our sun expands and becomes a red giant, but the exoplanet WASP-12b, located 600 light-years away... more
TESS Discovers Its First Circumbinary Planet: TOI-1338b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered a massive exoplanet orbiting two stars in the TOI-1338 system. TOI-1338 is... more
NASA planet hunter finds its 1st Earth-size habitable-zone world  nanowerk · 2 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the... more
NASA's TESS mission uncovers its first world with two stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has found its first circumbinary planet, a world orbiting two stars. Called TOI 1338 b, the planet lies 1,300 light-years away and is... more
Surprise! TESS shows Alpha Draconis undergoes eclipses  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have shown that Alpha Draconis, a well-studied star visible to the naked eye, and its fainter companion star regularly eclipse each other. While astronomers... more
Earth-Sized Planet Found in the Habitable Zone of a Nearby Star  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered what may be TESS' first known Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a nearby star, meaning liquid water could exist on the... more
NASA planet hunter finds its first earth-size habitable-zone world  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the... more
TESS mission uncovers its first world with two stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2019, when Wolf Cukier finished his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, he joined NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, as a summer intern.... more
NASA planet hunter finds Earth-size habitable-zone world  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the presence of liquid water... more
Scientists develop new method to detect oxygen on exoplanets  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a new method for detecting oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres that may accelerate the search for life. The new technique detects the signal that oxygen molecules produce when... more
Scientists develop new method to detect oxygen on exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a new method for detecting oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres that may accelerate the search for life. more
TESS Catches Superflares from 400 Solar-Type Stars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have detected 1,216 superflare events on 400 solar-type stars. One of these stars, called... more
Planetary nebula WR 72 has hydrogen-poor knots, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), astronomers have conducted spectroscopic and imaging observations of the planetary nebula WR 72. They discovered hydrogen-poor knots in the central part of the... more
Astronomers Discover Three Compact Planetary Systems  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers from the Dispersed Matter Planet Project (DMPP) have discovered three new planetary systems — designated DMPP-1, 2 and 3 — hosting six short-period... more
TESS Discovers Two New Hot Jupiters  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and several ground-based telescopes, astronomers have observed the transits of two hot-Jupiter exoplanets — one grazing and... more
HabEx: New Mission Proposed to Search for Second Earth  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) would use a telescope with a mirror larger than Hubble’s, and would employ... more
Hot Super-Earth and Exo-Neptune Found Orbiting Sun-Like Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and three ground-based spectrographs, astronomers have discovered an ultra-short-period super Earth... more
Researchers make new discoveries set to reveal the geology of planets outside our solar system  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Three OU astronomers today announced groundbreaking discoveries allowing scientists to understand planets outside the solar system. Professor Carole... more
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