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Astronomers discover that two distant exoplanets are mostly water

December 16, 2022 4:18 pm

A significant fraction of the volume of two distant exoplanets — Kepler-138c and Kepler-139d — is probably made up of water.

Hubble and Spitzer data of 25 Hot Jupiters helps explain exoplanet atmospheres

May 01, 2022 10:08 am

Until recently, the field of exoplanet science has long focused on just the detection and characterisation of exoplanets. This new study offers interesting insights into the atmospheres of exoplanets.

Newly found exoplanet will be consumed by its host star soon: study

January 17, 2022 7:24 pm

Future observations using the recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope could reveal more details about these newly-discovered planets.

Astronomers find evidence for a second supermoon beyond our solar system

January 14, 2022 5:49 pm

Close to 5,000 planets beyond our solar system, or exoplanets, have been identified, compared to only two such moons, called exomoons.

Scientists discover over 70 rogue planets roaming freely on their own

December 26, 2021 8:05 pm

The rogue planets were found in a star-forming region located within the Scorpius and Ophiuchus constellations.

New 'super-Jupiter' breaks the mold on where planets can exist

December 10, 2021 3:50 pm

Until now, no planet had been found orbiting a star more than three times the sun's mass.

Hot little planet as dense as iron zips around red dwarf star

December 03, 2021 5:31 pm

GJ 367b orbits its star once every 7.7 hours, placing it in a category of "ultra-short period" exoplanets that travel around their home stars in less than 24 hours.

Scientists may have discovered the first evidence for tectonic activity on exoplanet

March 10, 2021 9:36 am

The LHS 3844b is an exoplanet that is tidally locked to its star which means that one side of it is permanently facing the star while the other faces the space.

On this exoplanet, the ocean is made of lava and it rains rocks from the skies

November 10, 2020 12:13 pm

Unlike Earth which has oceans and ice glaciers, the K2-141b has 100km deep magma-filled oceans and rock glaciers. To make matters even worse, it rains rocks on the planet as it has a rock cycle which is completely opposite to Earth's water cycle.

This bizarre exoplanet is the core of a gas giant like Jupiter that lost its gas

April 15, 2020 12:31 pm

The exoplanet TOI-849b that revolves around its star TOI-849 could be the remnant core of a gas giant.

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