Latest Discoveries of extrasolar planets Stories
Using observations from multiple observation facilities, an international team of astronomers has identified a very unusual planet that takes around 80,000 Earth years to orbit its sun.
University of Arizona astronomers are scratching their heads after discovering the most distant orbiting planet to date which is throwing a wrench in planet formation theories.
The number of exoplanets discovered by astronomers since the beginning of the Space Age some five decades ago suggests there are possibly over 100 billion such worlds outside our solar system, according to one Caltech astronomer involved with NASA’s Kepler mission.
There are several techniques employed by astronomers to discover planets orbiting distant stars. The most popular techniques seek transits - where a planet will pass directly in front of a star, blocking part of its light.
Using the Canadian Microvariability & Oscillations of Stars telescope, an international team of researchers has uncovered new details about an Earth-sized planet just70 light years away.
Researchers writing in the Astrophysical Journal say they have discovered one very light and sunny super-Earth
A new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests the size and location of an asteroid belt may determine whether life can evolve on a planet.
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