Latest Hot Jupiters Stories
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.
Astronomers using NASA's Chandra observatory were able to witness an eclipsing planet for the first time.
Using imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have determined that a planet orbiting a star close to our solar system has a deep azure blue color when seen from space, much like Earth.
Astronomers search for planets using several different techniques; the most popular of which is to measure how a star "wobbles." As the surrounding planets orbit the star, their gravitational fields will cause the star to shift back and forth in response.
Hot Jupiters, despite their close-in orbits, are not regularly consumed by their stars, as a new study conducted with data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope reveals.
A scientific team led by University of Louisville doctoral student Karen Collins has discovered a hot Saturn-like planet in another solar system 700 light-years away.
Scientists announced during the American Astronomical Society’s national meeting in Indianapolis this week that they have discovered a hot Saturn-like planet in another solar system 700 light-years away.
The class of new worlds dubbed as “hot Jupiters” definitely live up to their name, according to new research that has recorded temperatures as high as 2400 degrees Kelvin (or more than 3800 degrees Fahrenheit) on one of these massive, close-orbiting exoplanets.
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