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Exoplanet around distant star resembles our reputed ‘Planet Nine’

Astronomers are still searching for a hypothetical “Planet Nine” in the distant reaches of our solar system, but an exoplanet 336 light years from...

As many as six billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, according...

There may be as many as one Earth-like planet for every five Sun-like stars in the Milky way Galaxy, according to new estimates by...

A mirror image of Earth and Sun

Among the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, KOI-456.04 is something special: less than twice the size of Earth, it orbits a Sun-like star. And...

Ultra-thin sail could speed journey to other star systems

A tiny sail made of the thinnest material known – one carbon-atom-thick graphene – has passed initial tests designed to show that it could...

New Study Estimates the Odds of Life and Intelligence Emerging Beyond...

Humans have been wondering whether we are alone in the universe since antiquity. We know from the geological record that life started relatively quickly, as...

The closest known brown dwarf Luhman 16A have atmosphere similar to...

A team of astronomers has discovered that the closest known brown dwarf, Luhman 16A, shows signs of cloud bands similar to those seen on...

The first time atomic layer deposition has been tried in space

Large telescopes that could be used for detecting and analyzing Earth-like planets in orbit around other stars or for peering back in time to...

The next-generation telescopes might look first for hydrogen atmospheres

As new and more powerful telescopes blink on in the next few years, astronomers will be able to aim the megascopes at nearby exoplanets,...

NASA analyze the atmosphere of Super-Hot Planet WASP-79b

The weather forecast for the giant, super-hot, Jupiter-size planet WASP-79b is steamy humidity, scattered clouds, iron rain and yellow skies. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope teamed...

Newly discovered exoplanet three times the mass of Jupiter called Kepler-88-d

Our solar system has a king. The planet Jupiter, named for the most powerful god in the Greek pantheon, has bossed around the other...

Researchers use ‘hot Jupiter’ data to mine exoplanet chemistry

After spotting a curious pattern in scientific papers – they described exoplanets as being cooler than expected – Cornell astronomers have improved a mathematical...

Warped Space-time to Help WFIRST Find Exoplanets

NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will search for planets outside our solar system toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, where...

Earth’s own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets

Cornell astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet’s evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth’s own geologic epochs. They will use them...

NASA web search for atmospheres around habitable extrasolar planets

NASA web search for atmospheres around habitable extrasolar planets,  This month marks the third anniversary of the discovery of an extraordinary system of seven...

NESSI is developing into a new tool for exoplanetary atmosphere

NESSI is developing into a new tool for exoplanetary atmosphere, The darkness around the Hale telescope broke with a blue sky that fell when...

Cold Neptune and two super-earth orbiting nearby stars

Cold Neptune and two super-earth orbiting nearby stars, Cold Neptune and the two potentially habitable worlds are part of the cache of five newly...

Astronomers said Goldilocks Star is the best place to look for...

Astronomers said Goldilocks Star is the best place to look for life, In searching for life outside Earth, astronomers look for planets in the...

Scientists are developing new methods for detecting oxygen on exoplanets

Scientists have developed a new methods for detecting oxygen on exoplanets atmosphere which can accelerate the search for life. A possible indication of life or...

Exoplanets may become less habitable by the stars flares

Exoplanets may become less habitable by the stars flares, The discovery of space planets, planets orbiting stars outside the solar system, is one of...

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