Exoplanets


Genesis Project Aims to Help Life Evolve on Exoplanets

Genesis Project Aims to Help Life Evolve on Exoplanets

Editor's comment: "If we ever be able to get to an exoplanet."...

Sep 4 2016, 7:17pm CDT

Top Science Stories This Week: Hundreds of New Galaxies and More than 100 Exoplanets Discovered

Top Science Stories This Week: Hundreds of New Galaxies and More than 100 Exoplanets Discovered

Hundreds of New Galaxies Detected in the First Image from Super TelescopeSouth Africa’s super telescope MeerKAT has recently st...

Jul 24 2016, 8:29am CDT

Two Earth-like Exoplanets TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c May Harbor Life

Two Earth-like Exoplanets TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c May Harbor Life

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has conducted the first search for atmospheres around Earth-sized e...

Jul 21 2016, 12:07am CDT

104 new Exoplanets Discovered by NASA's Kepler Probe

104 new Exoplanets Discovered by NASA's Kepler Probe

Using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission, an international team of astronomers has confirmed a treasure trov...

Jul 19 2016, 12:22am CDT

Clouds enveloping exoplanets could be hiding atmospheric water

Clouds enveloping exoplanets could be hiding atmospheric water

New York, June 10 (IANS) Clouds or haze enveloping the atmosphere of exoplanets, including "hot Jupiters", could be preventing...

Jun 10 2016, 8:09am CDT

Aliens Die Young on Exoplanets, Scientists Claim

Aliens Die Young on Exoplanets, Scientists Claim

Scientists are finally laying down the hypothesis that the zero signs of alien life forms in the universe may be due to the fac...

Jun 7 2016, 6:12am CDT

Gas Molecules can Help Find Life on Exoplanets

Gas Molecules can Help Find Life on Exoplanets

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have compiled a comprehensive list of potential gases to guide...

May 6 2016, 5:44am CDT

This 1917 Image has the First Ever Evidence of Exoplanets - But Nobody Realized it

This 1917 Image has the First Ever Evidence of Exoplanets - But Nobody Realized it

Long before the first confirmed discovery of exoplanets in the 1980s, the first ever evidence of a planetary system was caught...

Apr 13 2016, 6:00am CDT

Space telescopes

Scientists Discover Five New Exoplanets of “Hot Jupiters”

A study titled “Five transiting hot Jupiters discovered using WASP-South, Euler and TRAPPIST” and published in the journal arXi...

Feb 17 2016, 12:13pm CST

14 Stars and 31 Exoplanets Renamed by NameExoWorlds Contest

14 Stars and 31 Exoplanets Renamed by NameExoWorlds Contest

A global contest has resulted in the renaming of 14 stars and 31 outer planets. Among the new epithets may be included Veritate...

Dec 16 2015, 10:11pm CST

Mystery Solved: Exoplanets are not Dry, Likely Hiding Water in Clouds

Scientists Reveal Exoplanets are not Dry, Likely Hiding Water in Clouds

The largest and most detailed survey of ten Jupiter-sized exoplanets helped provide explanation for the missing water mystery....

Dec 15 2015, 2:48am CST