Exoplanet


Earth-Sized Exoplanet Proxima B Could Harbor Life

Earth-Sized Exoplanet Proxima B Could Harbor Life

It is being speculated that the earth-sized exoplanet Proxima B could actually harbor life due to the presence of an ocean of w...

Oct 12 2016, 7:07am CDT

Exoplanet GJ 1132b may be Brimming with Oxygen but not Life

Exoplanet GJ 1132b may be Brimming with Oxygen but not Life

A Venus-like exoplanet may have atmosphere with oxygen but not life, researchers report, adding that their magma ocean-atmosphe...

Aug 19 2016, 2:53am CDT

NASA Mission Discovers Infant Exoplanet K2-33b around Young Star

NASA Mission Discovers Infant Exoplanet K2-33b around Young Star

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and its extended K2 mission, astronomers have discovered a newborn fully-formed exoplanet -...

Jun 21 2016, 12:00am CDT

Planet 9 is First Exoplanet in Our Solar System Say Astronomers

Planet 9 is First Exoplanet in Our Solar System Say Astronomers

Through a computer-simulated study, astronomers showed that it was highly likely that the so-called Planet 9 is an exoplanet -...

Jun 1 2016, 12:12am CDT

Penn Astronomers Building Next-Gen Exoplanet Finder for NASA

Penn Astronomers Building Next-Gen Exoplanet Finder for NASA

A team of dedicated astronomers are busy building a brand new futuristic exoplanet finder....

Mar 30 2016, 9:42am CDT

Highly Eccentric Exoplanet Raises Questions about the Origin of ‘Hot Jupiters’

Highly Eccentric Exoplanet Raises Questions about the Origin of ‘Hot Jupiters’

Hot Jupiter known as HD 80606b has a wildly eccentric orbit almost like that of a comet. As the exoplanet approaches close to i...

Mar 28 2016, 10:08pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Most Eccentric Orbit

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Most Eccentric Orbit

Extrasolar planet HD 20782 has the most eccentric orbit ever seen. These types of exoplanets are not found in our solar system....

Mar 20 2016, 10:04am CDT

Scientists Examine Super-Earth Exoplanet's Atmosphere for the First Time

Scientists Examine Super-Earth Exoplanet's Atmosphere for the First Time

Study suggest that the atmosphere of exoplanet is dry without an indication of water vapor but high levels of gases like hydrog...

Feb 17 2016, 12:03am CST

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Widest Orbit Ever Seen

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Widest Orbit Ever Seen

The object was initially thought to be a free floating or lonely planet but its parent shar has also been spotted by researcher...

Jan 26 2016, 11:51pm CST

Exoplanet is Kicked Out of the Solar System by its Own Star

Exoplanet is Kicked Out of the Solar System by its Own Star

The images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that exoplanet HD 106906 b has its own ring of dust and gas....

Dec 2 2015, 7:45am CST

Hot Jupiter Discovered with Two Close-In Exoplanet Companions

Hot Jupiter Discovered with Two Close-In Exoplanet Companions

A system known as Hot Jupiter has been found to have two close-in companions. This lends us valuable clues regarding planet for...

Oct 20 2015, 7:11am CDT

NASA Unveils New Exoplanet Kepler-452b

NASA Unveils New Exoplanet Kepler-452b

NASA will host a media event today unveiling new discoveries made by planet hunting Kepler Space Telescope....

Jul 23 2015, 11:07am CDT

Planet Covered With Clouds Detected in Outer Space

ExoPlanet Covered With Clouds Detected in Outer Space

The Hubble Telescope has detected what could be the greatest discovery of present times. A planet covered with clouds has been...

Jan 1 2014, 9:55am CST