Exoplanet

Multiple rock-forming elements detected in the scorching exoplanet’s atmosphere

Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope, one half of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, have detected multiple rock-forming elements in the...

Astronomers identified four new exoplanets playing ‘hide and seek’

The planets are the size of Neptune or slightly smaller with 4.9 and 3.4 Earth radii.

Astronomers observed first radiation belt seen outside our solar system

High-resolution imaging of radio emissions from an ultracool dwarf.

First evidence of a dying Sun-like star engulfing an exoplanet

Astronomers using the Gemini South telescope in Chile, operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, have observed the first evidence of a dying Sun-like star engulfing an...

Webb finds water vapor around a rocky exoplanet

Water vapor in an atmosphere on a hot rocky planet would represent a major breakthrough for exoplanet science.

Rocky exoplanet may have a magnetic field

A far-off radio signal is a promising sign.

NASA’S JWST measures the temperature of a rocky exoplanet

An international team of researchers has used the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope to measure the temperature of the rocky exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 b. The...

Webb spotted silicate cloud features in a remote planet’s atmosphere

Researchers observing with the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope have pinpointed silicate cloud features in a distant planet’s atmosphere. The atmosphere is constantly rising,...

Astronomers found a rare exoplanet suited to probe alien life

A nearby potentially habitable Earth-mass exoplanet.

NASA’s Webb confirms its first exoplanet

The planet is almost exactly the same size as our own.

NASA’s Webb imaged the inner workings of a dusty disk

The images also provide clues to the composition of the disk.

Kepler’s first exoplanet is spiraling toward its doom

The doomed world appears destined to spiral closer and closer to its expanding star until they collide.

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