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NASA prepares HabEx mission to search for another Earth-like exoplanet

December 29, 2019 1:44 pm

NASA has prepared a mission to directly search for an Earth-like exoplanet using the Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission or HabEx space telescope.

Europe’s Cheops satellite will try to launch again

December 18, 2019 1:15 pm

The European Space Agency is continuing the search for new Earths this week with the launch of Cheops, a new telescope whose name stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite.

Scientists discover water vapour in distant Earth-like exoplanet K2-18b

September 12, 2019 4:28 pm

Scientists have discovered water vapour on a little-known exoplanet known as K2-18b located 110 lightyears away. Given its larger mass, the surface gravity of K2-18b exoplanet is much higher than that of the Earth.

Three exoplanets discovered around neighbouring star

July 31, 2019 12:57 pm

The new star system, called TESS Object of Interest, or TOI-270, is exactly what the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, was designed to find, said researchers from the University of California, Riverside in the US.

Forbidden planet discovered in Neptunian Desert

May 31, 2019 2:14 pm

The exoplanet, described in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, has a mass of 20 Earth masses, a radius 20 per cent smaller than Neptune, and temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius.

Two elusive giant exoplanets discovered

May 28, 2019 2:54 pm

Scientists have discovered two Jupiter-sized exoplanets about 150 light years away from Earth which could reveal whether life is possible on the smaller planets in other solar systems.

Eighteen Earth-sized exoplanets discovered

May 24, 2019 9:56 pm

Scientists have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system, including one of the smallest known so far and another that could offer conditions friendly to life.

Life may be evolving on nearest exoplanets: Study

April 13, 2019 4:30 pm

These planets orbit small red dwarf stars which, unlike our Sun, flare frequently, bathing their planets in high-energy UV radiation.

Kepler-1658 b, the First exoplanet spotted by Kepler finally confirmed

March 07, 2019 4:17 pm

An exoplanet candidate spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope has finally been confirmed as a real world, scientists say. The confirmation comes after 10 years have passed since Kepler was launched.

Newly discovered exoplanets reveal how worlds are formed

February 06, 2019 7:40 pm

Scientists from Italy's National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and University of Bristol in the UK spent three years observing the exoplanetary system Kepler-107 via the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in La Palma.