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The plan is to place five small satellites in space close to the Webb Space Telescope. Together these telescopes will act as a large telescope that will be used as an interferometer to receive infrared heat radiation from extrasolar planets. Finding life on Earth will give a good calibration of the spacecraft
Professor Maza studied planets outside the solar system and even developed a method for discovering planets that allows expanding the search circle
Scientists used Bayesian network analysis to study how scientific discoveries influence science fiction literature
Researchers studying the Orion Nebula with the James Webb Space Telescope found that ultraviolet radiation from massive stars prevents the formation of giant planets in young systems by scattering their building materials.
An amount of water at least three times greater than the water in all the Earth's oceans was discovered in the inner disk of the young Sun-like star HL Tauri, 450 light-years away from Earth, in the Taurus group
For the first time, NASA activated a tool designed to discover planets many light years away on an object in the solar system, in a study of the winds of Jupiter
An international team of astronomers compiled and reprocessed observations of the extrasolar planet WASP‑121 b collected by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2016, 2018 and 2019 and noticed weather patterns on its surface. It is a hot Jupiter-type planet - that is, on the order of Jupiter but very close to its sun
Jupiter, the largest planet by far in our solar system, plays an important protective role. Its enormous gravitational field deflects comets and asteroids that might otherwise hit Earth, helping to create a stable environment for life to exist. But giant planets elsewhere in the universe don't necessarily protect life in their smaller, rocky neighbors.
An international team of astronomers discovered a system of six planets orbiting the star HD110067 in a unique harmonic resonance
Researchers have found that certain planets outside the solar system are shrinking due to the loss of their atmosphere
The TESS space telescope discovered a planet that survived a merger between two stars as the merged star swelled to become a red giant
NASA's Nancy Grace Roman space telescope, which will be launched in May 2027, will be able to find an astonishing number of 400 Earth-mass stray worlds. Indeed, in the new study, one such candidate has already been identified
Protoplanets form from clumps of material in disks around newborn stars. When the planet is still forming, that is, when it is still collecting material, it is called a protoplanet. This is only the third protoplanet discovered
An international team of astronomers has announced the discovery of a second planet in the circumbinary system (where planets orbit two suns) of the rare multiple planet BEBOP-1. This planet was discovered using the transit method and was noticed because it passed in front of the brighter of the two stars on different occasions
A new study suggests that a third of the planets orbiting dwarf stars common to the Milky Way could potentially support life. As in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, one plate is too hot, the second is too cold and the third is just right
"The planet is completely covered in a kind of layer of fog or clouds," said Eliza Kempton, a researcher at the University of Maryland and lead author of a new paper on the planet published in Nature. "The atmosphere simply remained completely hidden from us until this observation." She noted that if the planet was indeed rich in water, it could have been a "water world", with large amounts of water and ice material at the time of its formation.
For the first time, the temperature of a rocky planet was measured, as well as a planet similar to Jupiter but containing large amounts of heavy elements
The study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, was led by researchers from the University of Arizona and the California Institute of Technology. The team used data from NASA's Kepler space telescope launched in 2009 to search for exoplanets, or planets orbiting stars other than our sun
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have proposed a new source for Jupiter-like planets orbiting massive stars three times the mass of our Sun
The spectral analysis of TOI-1452 b shows that water may make up to 30% of the planet's mass, a proportion similar to that of several moons in our solar system, such as Jupiter's moons Ganymede and Callisto, and Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus. The mass of water is only 1%
A white dwarf provides insights into the systemic chaos that occurs when a star dies
Every ten years since the XNUMXs, astronomers and astrophysicists in the U.S. have gathered to compile a list of priorities for means and instruments. These surveys require scientists to think about priorities
Given the hundreds of billions of planets in the Milky Way alone, "it's inevitable that we'll find some form of life somewhere"
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is designed to pick up the haze surrounding warm sub-Neptune planets—planets that range in size from Earth to Neptune, but orbit their suns closer to the orbits of Mercury.
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