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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Trove of new planets could be hiding in cosmic dust: Study

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA, comprising 45 radio antennas in Chile's Atacama Desert, the team performed a survey of young stars in the Taurus star-forming region, a vast cloud of gas and dust located a modest 450 light-years from Earth.

Over 100 new exoplanets discovered by NASA's Kepler telescope

Exoplanets, which revolve around stars other than the Sun, have been actively researched in recent years.

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NASA Announces Discovery Of Seven Earth-Size Planets That Could Hold Life

NASA announced a new system of Exoplanets, which are Earth-size, and could potentially hold life.These exoplanets are located outside of our solar system and orbit a star, which is why they are named so. So why is the discovery of these Exoplanets such a big deal, and what should you know about them? We break […]