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Mar 02, 2018
Astronomers detect large amounts of water in a hot, Saturn-sized exoplanet 700 light-years awayThough no planet like this resides in our solar system, WASP-39b can provide new insights into how and where planets form around a star.
Nov 21, 2017
The first interstellar visitor that we've observed is a puzzling and fascinating asteroid named OumuamuaThe asteroid is extremely elongated, and is about 400 meters long and about 40 meters wide.
Nov 18, 2017
Researchers identify exoplanet with the same atmospheric ingredients as the EarthThe density of the planet is also similar to Earth, suggesting that it, too, is rocky.
Oct 08, 2017
Researchers find evidence that rules out alien magastructure around the mysterious Boyajian’s StarOnce of the most interesting theories is that there is a Dyson sphere around the star, an alien megastructure that circles the entire star.
Aug 11, 2017
Researchers and musicians translate the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system into a musical instrumentThe repeating pattern of transits used to discover the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system has been translated into a melody.
Jun 19, 2017
NASA’s Kepler space telescope team releases survey catalog with over 200 candidate exoplanetsThe latest release brings up the total planet candidates identified by Kepler to 4,034, out of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets.
May 23, 2017
NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 systemThe planets are locked in an orbital resonance, each gravitationally tugging the next planet, and keeping it in place.
May 12, 2017
Nasa finds water in the atmosphere of a "warm Neptune" exoplanet 437 light years awayIt is the best known measurement of water on a planet outside the solar system, so far.
Apr 27, 2017
Nasa scientists discover 'Iceball' Planet through microlensing techniqueNasa's discovery could have implications in our understanding of the distribution of planets in the galaxy.
Feb 26, 2017
Nasa's discovery of 7 earth-sized exoplanets is a significant step in the search for alien lifeformsIn a remarkable step towards answering the question "Are we alone in the universe", astronomers have spotted a nearby star with seven Earth-size planets.