Latest Hot Jupiters Stories
Jupiter-like worlds around other stars push shock waves ahead of them, according to a team of UK astronomers.
Recently published in an article of the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal, a group of researchers has discovered, for the first time, a delta Scuti pulsating star that hosts a hot giant transiting planet.
Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a distant planet with a warm spot in the wrong place.
UA astronomers have developed a way to see faint planets previously hidden in their star's glare. The new mode enables scientists to search for planets closer to the star than has been previously possible.
Bad news for planet hunters: most of the "hot Jupiters" that astronomers have been searching for in star clusters were likely destroyed long ago by their stars.
Any driver whoâ€™s seen deer silhouetted by the headlights of an oncoming car knows that vital information can be conveyed by the outlines of objects.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the existence of a baked object that could be called a "cometary planet."
WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the existence of a baked object that could be called a "cometary planet." The gas giant planet, named HD 209458b, is orbiting so close to its star that its heated atmosphere is escaping into space.
Astronomers have measured a superstorm for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, the well-studied â€œhot Jupiterâ€ HD209458b.
By detecting the faint dimming in the light emitted by stars during a transit event, CoRoT has detected six new exoplanets - each with its own peculiar characteristics - and one brown dwarf.
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