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  2. Biodiversity on Some Alien Planets May Dwarf That of Earth  Space.com
  3. Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star  Phys.org
  4. Alien planet could have greater variety of life than EARTH, surprise study claims  The Sun
  5. Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth, study says  CNN
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Scientists Discover 2nd Alien Planet Around Star Beta Pictoris — and It's Huge - Space.com
Scientists Discover 2nd Alien Planet Around Star Beta Pictoris — and It's Huge  Space.com

The solar system around a star called Beta Pictoris was already a pretty interesting place, with a large planet scientists have actually seen and a huge amount of ...


Other planets could have even more life than Earth does, scientists say - The Independent
Other planets could have even more life than Earth does, scientists say  The Independent

Other worlds could be filled with even more flourishing life than we have on Earth, scientists have said. The new study could have significant implications for the ...


Discovery Alert: Rocky Planet Swelters Under Three Red Suns - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert: Rocky Planet Swelters Under Three Red Suns  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Astronomers find an oven-hot exoplanet in a triple star system.


Why Pluto is no longer a planet (or is it?) - CNN
Why Pluto is no longer a planet (or is it?)  CNN

Pluto was long considered our solar system's ninth planet. Learn why Pluto had a drop in status.


Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's colorful belts: Radio, IR and optical observations show evolution of plumes and their impact on belts and zones - Science Daily
Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's colorful belts: Radio, IR and optical observations show evolution of plumes and their impact on belts and zones  Science Daily

Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and ...


NASA Gets a Rare Look at a Rocky Exoplanet's Surface - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Gets a Rare Look at a Rocky Exoplanet's Surface  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

With a tight orbit around its parent star, the planet most likely has no atmosphere and is covered in volcanic rock, according to data from NASA's Spitzer ...


NASA finds three alien planets, including the 'missing link' - Fox News
NASA finds three alien planets, including the 'missing link'  Fox News

If a planet with three suns isn't your thing, what about a sun with three planets? NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found a star, known as ...


30 Years Ago: Voyager 2's Historic Neptune Flyby - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
30 Years Ago: Voyager 2's Historic Neptune Flyby  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Humanity's first and (so far) last visit to the outermost giant planet in our solar system was a monumental event for scientists and the public alike.


New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star - Phys.org
New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star  Phys.org

A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the ...


New Timeline for 'Giant Planet Migration' May Rewrite History of Our Solar System - Space.com
New Timeline for 'Giant Planet Migration' May Rewrite History of Our Solar System  Space.com

A new study pinpoints the age of giant planet migration in our solar system.


Wow! What if 1 in 4 sunlike stars has an Earth? - EarthSky
Wow! What if 1 in 4 sunlike stars has an Earth?  EarthSky

According to a new study by astronomers, based on data from the Kepler Space Telescope, 1 in 4 sunlike stars should have a planet that's approximately ...


Frozen Earthlike planets could support life: study - Fox News
Frozen Earthlike planets could support life: study  Fox News

A new study suggests that frozen alien planets may actually have a greater chance to support complex life than originally believed.


TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune” - MIT News
TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”  MIT News

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest exoplanets known to date.


Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet's atmosphere - Phys.Org
Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet's atmosphere  Phys.Org

In the search for life beyond our galaxy, many scientists have their eyes turned toward orbs like Earth: rocky planets. So after the Transiting Exoplanet Survey ...


NASA bombshell: How ‘entirely new class of planet’ stunned space agency scientists - Express.co.uk
NASA bombshell: How ‘entirely new class of planet’ stunned space agency scientists  Express.co.uk

NASA discovered an “entirely new class of planet” at the very edge of the Solar System, a new documentary has revealed.


Why are dead planets beaming radio waves into space? Astronomers on cusp of big discovery - Express.co.uk
Why are dead planets beaming radio waves into space? Astronomers on cusp of big discovery  Express.co.uk

DEAD planetary cores orbiting white dwarf stars can emit radio waves into space for billions of years, astronomers in the UK have revealed.


Earth-like planets could survive brutal supermassive black hole encounters - Metro.co.uk
Earth-like planets could survive brutal supermassive black hole encounters  Metro.co.uk

If a black hole suddenly appeared on the horizon, you'd expect it to scoff Planet Earth and then snack on the rest of the solar system for afters. But is that really ...


NASA news: Juno reveals young Jupiter hit by planet 10 TIMES heavier than Earth - Express.co.uk
NASA news: Juno reveals young Jupiter hit by planet 10 TIMES heavier than Earth  Express.co.uk

A cosmic, head-on collision between Jupiter and a protoplanet 4.5 billion years ago, could finally explain surprising readings made by NASA's Juno spacecraft.


Planet GJ 357 d: Potentially habitable super-Earth discovered - CBS News
Planet GJ 357 d: Potentially habitable super-Earth discovered  CBS News

31 light years away, a new planet has been found by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.


Why We Need to Get Back to Venus - NC State News
Why We Need to Get Back to Venus  NC State News

Paul Byrne explains why we need to get back to our cosmic neighbor.


NASA news: ‘Surprising’ study finds exoplanets could boast ‘abundant’ alien life - Express.co.uk
NASA news: ‘Surprising’ study finds exoplanets could boast ‘abundant’ alien life  Express.co.uk

NASA data has “surprisingly” shown some exoplanets in deep space could host an even more abundant array of alien life than Earth.


New images from asteroid probe yield clues on planet formation (Update) - Phys.org
New images from asteroid probe yield clues on planet formation (Update)  Phys.org

Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu offer new clues about its composition, insights that are expected to ...


Study: Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth - KESQ
Study: Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth  KESQ

Earth seems like the perfect hub for life because it's the only planet known so far to host it -- but new research suggests that other planets could have oceans that ...


AAS, DPS Launch Gold Open Access Planetary Science Journal - Planetary News
AAS, DPS Launch Gold Open Access Planetary Science Journal  Planetary News

Research articles reporting significant developments, discoveries, and theories abo Fullsize cover proposal-v2.indd ut planets, moons, small bodies, and the ...


A planet without an atmosphere bolsters concerns about bodies orbiting stars smaller than the sun - Phys.Org
A planet without an atmosphere bolsters concerns about bodies orbiting stars smaller than the sun  Phys.Org

Most of the terrestrial planets in the galaxy orbit stars smaller than the sun. Because of their sheer numbers, they would seem to be promising candidates in the ...


NASA-JPL Names 'Rolling Stones Rock' on Mars - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA-JPL Names 'Rolling Stones Rock' on Mars  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars InSight mission honored one of the biggest bands of all time at Pasadena concert.


Dead planets can 'broadcast' their 'zombie signals' for almost a billion years, study says - Fox News
Dead planets can 'broadcast' their 'zombie signals' for almost a billion years, study says  Fox News

Planets that have been dead for almost a billion years may still be able to "broadcast" their signals in space, according to a new study.


Space News: NASA gets a rare look at a rocky exoplanet's surface - Lake County News
Space News: NASA gets a rare look at a rocky exoplanet's surface  Lake County News

A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a rocky planet orbiting a star beyond the ...


Stargazers in the Netherlands: Here's your chance to name a planet - IamExpat in the Netherlands
Stargazers in the Netherlands: Here's your chance to name a planet  IamExpat in the Netherlands

Ever wondered what it would be like to have one of the planets in the sky bear your name creation? Well, here's your chance! The International Astronomical ...


Second giant planet found orbiting Beta Pictoris – Astronomy Now - Astronomy Now Online
Second giant planet found orbiting Beta Pictoris – Astronomy Now  Astronomy Now Online

Analysing 10 years of high resolution spectroscopic data collected by the HARPS instrument at the European Southern Observatory's La Silla Observatory in ...


Why so glum for those on Planet Remain? We’re loving it on Planet Brexit - The Sun
Why so glum for those on Planet Remain? We’re loving it on Planet Brexit  The Sun

IF you want to see how out of touch the chattering classes are, look no further than the No Deal issue. The elites talk about No Deal as if it will be the worst thing ...


Last chance: See the moon near these 2 planets Sunday night - AccuWeather.com
Last chance: See the moon near these 2 planets Sunday night  AccuWeather.com

This weekend is featuring an astronomical alignment involving the moon, Saturn and Jupiter that will be great for stargazers of all ages.


Here's what we know about the fires in the Amazon rainforest - CNN
Here's what we know about the fires in the Amazon rainforest  CNN

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is in flames, burning at the highest rate since 2013, when that nation's space research center first began tracking fires there.


The Uncertainty of Detecting Planets - NC State News
The Uncertainty of Detecting Planets  NC State News

Uncertainty, exoplanets, and how we learn more about planets in other parts of the universe.


The Planet's Climate Is Changing, But Is It Time To Panic? - KNPR
The Planet's Climate Is Changing, But Is It Time To Panic?  KNPR

There's a question out there related to climate change that everyone asks but no one seems to have a good answer for: When will climate change reach the ...


Lankans among scientists discovering two new planets - Ceylon Daily News
Lankans among scientists discovering two new planets  Ceylon Daily News

Scientists of the Arthur C. Clarke Centre for Modern Technologies have discovered two planets orbiting around a star located 1133 light years from Earth in the ...


Missouri woman batty about rescuing, rehabilitating planet's only flying mammal - The Columbian
Missouri woman batty about rescuing, rehabilitating planet's only flying mammal  The Columbian

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. — Donna Mowery really ought to have her own bat signal. In the last seven years, Mowery has become the go-to bat rehabilitation ...


Alien life breakthrough: Earth-like ice planets COULD support life - Express.co.uk
Alien life breakthrough: Earth-like ice planets COULD support life  Express.co.uk

Snowball planets, watery Earth-like worlds so distant from suns their oceans have frozen to the equator have long been considered inhospitable due to the ...


Do we need a backup planet to survive? - CanIndia News
Do we need a backup planet to survive?  CanIndia News

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at the forefront of a new age commercial space exploration programmes and ...


Pluto was discovered 110 years ago - but is it actually a planet? - Mirror Online
Pluto was discovered 110 years ago - but is it actually a planet?  Mirror Online

Here's everything you need to know about Pluto, including how it was discovered, and why it's not officially a planet anymore.


Stargazers wanted: here's your chance to name a planet - DutchNews.nl
Stargazers wanted: here's your chance to name a planet  DutchNews.nl

From today, people in the Netherlands can come up with suggestions for the name of a planet and a star, which currently go by the moniker HAT-P-6b and ...


The Solar System and the Periodic Table | Planetary News - Planetary News
The Solar System and the Periodic Table | Planetary News  Planetary News

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev's development of the Periodic System and has been proclaimed the “International Year of the ...


Astronomers Spy the Surface of an Airless, Mercury-Like World - Smithsonian.com
Astronomers Spy the Surface of an Airless, Mercury-Like World  Smithsonian.com

By measuring the heat coming from a planet nearly 49 light-years away, astronomers were able to glean some information about the surface of the rocky ...


Hubble spots a football-shaped planet leaking heavy metals into space - Astronomy Magazine
Hubble spots a football-shaped planet leaking heavy metals into space  Astronomy Magazine

The planet has an upper atmosphere some 10 times hotter than any other world yet measured, which astronomers think is causing heavy metals to stream away ...


Dragon Ball Super Reveals the Fate of New Namek - Comicbook.com
Dragon Ball Super Reveals the Fate of New Namek  Comicbook.com

Dragon Ball Super's Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc has reached a surprising impasse as the fight between Goku, Vegeta and newest villain Planet Eater Moro has ...


Two planets orbiting a nearby star could have oceans and maybe life - New Scientist
Two planets orbiting a nearby star could have oceans and maybe life  New Scientist

Teegarden's star, 12.5 light years away, is orbited by two planets, and even if they have very thin atmospheres they may be able to maintain liquid oceans.


Backyard Universe: Summer brings evening planets, meteors - The Fayetteville Observer
Backyard Universe: Summer brings evening planets, meteors  The Fayetteville Observer

Whether you have a telescope or not, this summer will serve up some rewarding views on clear nights.The downside is that because it's summer and because of ...


Earliest Ever 'Earth Overshoot Day' Shows Humanity's Consumption of Planet's Natural Resources Raging Unabated - Common Dreams
Earliest Ever 'Earth Overshoot Day' Shows Humanity's Consumption of Planet's Natural Resources Raging Unabated  Common Dreams

There are more than five months left in the year, but on Monday humankind had already burned through the planet's ecological resource budget for 2019.


3 Earth-sized planets found, only 12 light-years away & possible water - TweakTown
3 Earth-sized planets found, only 12 light-years away & possible water  TweakTown

Astronomers have located three Earth-sized planets which are orbiting a neighboring star that is about 12 light-years away.


September skies welcome backyard astronomers - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September skies welcome backyard astronomers  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

In a new monthly column debuting today in the Herald-Tribune, Howard Hochhalter, manager of The Planetarium at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature ...


Analysis shows 1-in-6 stars may host Earth-size planets – Astronomy Now - Astronomy Now Online
Analysis shows 1-in-6 stars may host Earth-size planets – Astronomy Now  Astronomy Now Online

A new statistical analysis based on archived data from NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft and ESA's Gaia shows Earth-size planets are likely orbiting ...


Watch List News: – AT&T Inc., (NYSE: T) - News Planets
Watch List News: – AT&T Inc., (NYSE: T)  News Planets

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a technical indicator used in the analysis of financial markets. It is intended to chart the current and historical strength or ...


Watch List News: – Kinder Morgan, Inc., (NYSE: KMI) - News Planets
Watch List News: – Kinder Morgan, Inc., (NYSE: KMI)  News Planets

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a technical indicator used in the analysis of financial markets. It is intended to chart the current and historical strength or ...


Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth - EurekAlert
Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth  EurekAlert

A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has. 'This is a surprising conclusion', said lead ...


Further Upside Possible : – Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ: SRPT) - News Planets
Further Upside Possible : – Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ: SRPT)  News Planets

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a technical indicator used in the analysis of financial markets. It is intended to chart the current and historical strength or ...


Latest Technical: – Johnson & Johnson, (NYSE: JNJ) - News Planets
Latest Technical: – Johnson & Johnson, (NYSE: JNJ)  News Planets

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a technical indicator used in the analysis of financial markets. It is intended to chart the current and historical strength or ...


Nearest Star System May Have a Second Planet - Eos
Nearest Star System May Have a Second Planet  Eos

In 2016, astronomers announced the discovery of a rocky, habitable, Earth-sized planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star beyond our solar system.


Shocking Alteration: – Wells Fargo & Company, (NYSE: WFC) - News Planets
Shocking Alteration: – Wells Fargo & Company, (NYSE: WFC)  News Planets

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a technical indicator used in the analysis of financial markets. It is intended to chart the current and historical strength or ...


Further Upside Possible : – Oracle Corporation, (NYSE: ORCL) - News Planets
Further Upside Possible : – Oracle Corporation, (NYSE: ORCL)  News Planets

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a technical indicator used in the analysis of financial markets. It is intended to chart the current and historical strength or ...


Scientists Discover New Planet with Three Red Suns - The Weather Channel
Scientists Discover New Planet with Three Red Suns  The Weather Channel

NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program has announced the discovery of a new planet with three suns in its sky. The planet, named 'LTT 1445Ab', is 22 ...


Icarus Special Issue on Kuiper Belt Science | Planetary News - Planetary News
Icarus Special Issue on Kuiper Belt Science | Planetary News  Planetary News

Final Announcement for Icarus Special Issue on Kuiper Belt Science. Discoveries about the Kuiper Belt and Trans-Neptunian Objects have been accelerating ...


'July Has Re-Written Climate History': Month Could Go Down as Planet's Hottest Ever - Common Dreams
'July Has Re-Written Climate History': Month Could Go Down as Planet's Hottest Ever  Common Dreams

The World Meteorological Organization said Thursday that July 2019 may go down as the hottest month the planet has seen thus far in recorded history.


Astronomers discover young exoplanet that may reveal planetary history - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua
Astronomers discover young exoplanet that may reveal planetary history - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

WASHINGTON, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Astronomers in the United States have discovered an exoplanet orbiting one of the brightest young stars, which could lend ...


Scientists' climate-change warnings accompany news July 2019 was the planet's hottest month in recorded history - Straight.com
Scientists' climate-change warnings accompany news July 2019 was the planet's hottest month in recorded history  Straight.com

For the Earth as a whole, July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded by humans.


Commercial fishing to blame for planet's declining shark numbers - UPI News
Commercial fishing to blame for planet's declining shark numbers  UPI News

Shark populations are shrinking across the globe and new research suggests commercial fishing is to blame.


Hubble captures hypnotizing PHOTO of distant planetary nebula - RT
Hubble captures hypnotizing PHOTO of distant planetary nebula  RT

The Hubble Space Telescope is the gift that keeps on giving, as the international team operating it has once again shared a truly mesmerizing image from space ...


Discovery Alert: New Twin Planets Prompt Comparisons to Earth - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert: New Twin Planets Prompt Comparisons to Earth  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Two newly discovered planets have about the same "weight" – or mass – as planet Earth.


Moons that escape their planets could become ‘ploonets’ - Science News
Moons that escape their planets could become ‘ploonets’  Science News

If giant planets in other star systems lose their moons, the freed objects could become “ploonets,” and current telescopes may be able to find them.


Michael Guillen: Hello, Planet 9 – There’s a cosmic-sized chance we’ve got a big, new planet in our future - Fox News
Michael Guillen: Hello, Planet 9 – There’s a cosmic-sized chance we’ve got a big, new planet in our future  Fox News

There's not a more thrilling roller coaster ride than the study of our solar system. We once thought there were 11 planets, then it plummeted to nine, then further ...


Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star - Science Daily
Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star  Science Daily

An international research team has discovered two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest stars. Teegarden's Star is about 12.5 light years away and is ...


NASA ramps up search for alien planets, may use huge 'starshade' - Fox News
NASA ramps up search for alien planets, may use huge 'starshade'  Fox News

NASA is upping the ante as it continues its search for alien planets and may wind up using a starshade in one of its upcoming missions.


NASA mission finds its first Earth-sized alien planet - Fox News
NASA mission finds its first Earth-sized alien planet  Fox News

Seven months after finding its first exoplanet, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found its first Earth-sized planet, as well as a "warm ...


In a quantum future, which starship destroys the other? - EurekAlert
In a quantum future, which starship destroys the other?  EurekAlert

Quantum mechanics boasts all sorts of strange features, one being quantum superposition -- the peculiar circumstance in which particles seem to be in two or ...


TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet - MIT News
TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet  MIT News

TESS, the MIT-led NASA mission in search of nearby exoplanets, has discovered its first Earth-sized planet. It is orbiting a neighboring star, just 52 light years ...


Gas is part of the solution in the planet's energy transition, Goldman Sachs strategist says - CNBC
Gas is part of the solution in the planet's energy transition, Goldman Sachs strategist says  CNBC

Michele Della Vigna was speaking to CNBC on Friday.


Asteroid Alert: NASA, ESA team up to destroy space rock named Didymos - News Nation
Asteroid Alert: NASA, ESA team up to destroy space rock named Didymos  News Nation

Asteroid 65803 Didymos is one of the dangerous space rock 'Mountain with Great Pyramid' in the space. NASA has teamed up with the European Space ...


Discovery Alert: A Third Planet in Kepler-47 System - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert: A Third Planet in Kepler-47 System  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Three planets are orbiting two suns in the Kepler-47 system. Astronomers discovered the third planet, a Neptune-to-Saturn-size world lurking between two ...


TESS Finds Its Smallest Planet Yet – Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
TESS Finds Its Smallest Planet Yet – Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

The exoplanet between the sizes of Mars and Earth orbits a bright, cool, nearby star with two other planets. L 98-59b is the tiniest discovered by TESS to date.


NASA's $200M space telescope finds alien planet almost the size of Earth, smallest discovered - Fox News
NASA's $200M space telescope finds alien planet almost the size of Earth, smallest discovered  Fox News

NASA said its new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite space telescope has discovered its smallest exoplanet so far, an alien world that's roughly 80 percent ...


As Planet Discoveries Pile Up, a Gap Appears in the Pattern - WIRED
As Planet Discoveries Pile Up, a Gap Appears in the Pattern  WIRED

Astronomers are puzzling over a paucity of planets in the galaxy measuring between 1.5 and two times Earth's size.


Gaps in gas disks around stars may not always mark newborn planets - Science News
Gaps in gas disks around stars may not always mark newborn planets  Science News

New research has prompted a rethink of the theory that gaps in planet-forming disks around young stars mark spaces where planets are being created.


18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered: Scientists have used a new method to find small exoplanets, which previous surveys had overlooked - Science Daily
18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered: Scientists have used a new method to find small exoplanets, which previous surveys had overlooked  Science Daily

Scientists have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. The worlds are so small that previous surveys had overlooked them. One of them is ...


Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems: Few sun-like stars have these massive planets, making our sun unusual - Science Daily
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems: Few sun-like stars have these massive planets, making our sun unusual  Science Daily

A survey of 300 stars in search of exoplanets finds that massive, Jupiter-like gas giants are found just about where Jupiter is in our own solar system.


'Sub-Saturns' May Force Scientists to Revise Idea of How Planets Form - Space.com
'Sub-Saturns' May Force Scientists to Revise Idea of How Planets Form  Space.com

Planets between the size of Neptune and Saturn shouldn't be rare after all, scientists realize, thanks to a trick of magnification.


18 Earth-size planets found in our galaxy—all hiding in plain sight - National Geographic
18 Earth-size planets found in our galaxy—all hiding in plain sight  National Geographic

And a hundred more small worlds may be awaiting discovery, astronomers predict, thanks to a new method for combing through NASA data.


A Pair of Fledgling Planets Directly Seen Growing Around a Young Star - HubbleSite
A Pair of Fledgling Planets Directly Seen Growing Around a Young Star  HubbleSite

In order to grow to Jupiter size or larger, a gas giant planet must slurp large quantities of hydrogen and other gases from the disk in which it forms. Astronomers ...


18 new Earth-size exoplanets pop up in old Kepler planet-hunting data - Fox News
18 new Earth-size exoplanets pop up in old Kepler planet-hunting data  Fox News

Scientists scouring old Kepler Space Telescope data have tracked down 18 more relatively small exoplanets imaged by the famed planet-hunting observatory.


Growing alien worlds spotted in 'planet nursery' around young star - Fox News
Growing alien worlds spotted in 'planet nursery' around young star  Fox News

Astronomers have captured a remarkable image of two growing exoplanets circling a young star. The newborn planets are gravitationally carving out a wide gap ...


NASA drops insane map of 4,000 planets outside our solar system - CNET
NASA drops insane map of 4,000 planets outside our solar system  CNET

It seems crazy now, but it wasn't long ago we had no hard evidence of planets existing outside our solar system. Known as "exoplanets," the first definitive ...


Two new planets discovered using artificial intelligence - Phys.org
Two new planets discovered using artificial intelligence  Phys.org

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Google, have used artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover two more hidden planets in the ...


Astronomers Discover 18 Earth-Sized Planets Beyond Our Solar System - SciTechDaily
Astronomers Discover 18 Earth-Sized Planets Beyond Our Solar System  SciTechDaily

Scientists have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. The worlds are so small that previous surveys had overlooked them.


Discovery Alert! Kepler's First Planet Candidate Confirmed, 10 Years Later - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Discovery Alert! Kepler's First Planet Candidate Confirmed, 10 Years Later  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

Despite being the very first planet candidate discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope, Kepler-1658b had a rocky road to confirmation. It moved from planet ...


Atmosphere of midsize planet revealed by Hubble, Spitzer - Science Daily
Atmosphere of midsize planet revealed by Hubble, Spitzer  Science Daily

Two NASA space telescopes have identified the detailed chemical 'fingerprint' of a planet between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. No planets like this can be ...


Astronomers find 'Forbidden' planet in 'Neptunian Desert' around its star - Science Daily
Astronomers find 'Forbidden' planet in 'Neptunian Desert' around its star  Science Daily

An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in a region close to its star where no Neptune-sized planets would normally ...


Maybe we are alone after all: Planets that could sustain alien life much rarer than thought - USA TODAY
Maybe we are alone after all: Planets that could sustain alien life much rarer than thought  USA TODAY

So, maybe we are alone after all. The number of planets in the universe that could sustain life is much smaller than had been thought, scientists said.


Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star's habitable zone ...


Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet: Astronomers report first observations of a 'circumplanetary disk' - Science Daily
Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet: Astronomers report first observations of a 'circumplanetary disk'  Science Daily

Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is ...


What do you call a moon that escapes its planet? A 'ploonet' - Science News for Students
What do you call a moon that escapes its planet? A 'ploonet'  Science News for Students

Meet the ploonets. These are planets that used to be moons. There are none of these planets in our solar system. But they might exist in other star systems.


Planet Profile: A Gas Giant Orbiting a Mysterious Star - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery
Planet Profile: A Gas Giant Orbiting a Mysterious Star  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

KMT-2017-BLG-1038L b, discovered in 2019, is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits an unknown-type star. It's twice the mass of Jupiter and takes four Earth years ...