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An ancient super-Earth offers an unexpected clue that life in our galaxy could be older than scientists thought

Artist's rendition of the hot, rocky planet in TOI-561 - one of the oldest, most metal-poor planetary systems discovered yet in the Milky Way. W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko A super-Earth planet 280 light-years away seems to be about 10 billion years old, adding to growing evidence that rocky planets have existed almost as long as our galaxy. Ancient rocky planets offer further evidence that extraterrestrial life may have existed long before humans. Scientists may have better su...
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Hubble spots distant exoplanet that could be equivalent to Planet Nine

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found an interesting exoplanet equivalent to the hypothesized ninth planet in our solar system.
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Rain of rocks falls on this planet with a temperature of 3,000°C

It's been a hellish week here on Earth, but it could be worse -- we could be on K2-141b, a lava planet with some of the most extreme weather ever discovered.
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This planet survived the death of its star — and we don’t know how

This week researchers have uncovered a new astronomical oddity: a planet several times the size of the dead star it orbits.
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Astronomers spot an Earth-like planet orbiting a sun-like star

The planet could even host liquid water on its surface
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Tiny briefcase-sized satellite spots an exoplanet and sets a new record

The ASTERIA satellite wasn't originally intended to perform science
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New Earth-size planet discovered 300 light-years away could support life

Kepler-1649c is the closest match to Earth NASA has found yet
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New Earth-sized planet discovered 300 light-years away could support life

Kepler-1649c is the closest match to Earth that NASA has found yet
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ESO astronomers observe exoplanet where it rains molten iron

WASP-76b is an extremely hot planet whose cooler side has a surface temperature of 1,500° C (2732° F).Iron that evaporates in the heat of the planet's day side rains down in molten form on the night side.ESO learned more about the planet's intense climate thanks to its new ESPRESSO (Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations) instrument. Let's imagine you're vacationing on WASP-76b, a gas-giant exoplanet in the constellation Pisces, some 640 light-years away....
Tags: Space, Climate, Nasa, Earth, Discovery, Chile, Innovation, Switzerland, Universe, Planets, Exoplanet, Atacama Desert, Eso, Telescopes, University of Geneva, Cosmos


This hellish planet is so hot that iron rains from the sky

Surface temperatures over 2400 degrees Celsius do wild things to metal
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Astronomers find potentially habitable exoplanet twice the size of Earth

The planet K2-18b is located 124 light-years away
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This planet is so hot it tears apart the hydrogen molecules in its atmosphere

At 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit, planet KELT-9b is so hot that it shreds molecules
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Exoplanet discoveries include two super-Earths that could support life

GJ180 d and GJ229A c are “super-Earths” located 19 and 39 light-years from Earth
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NASA’s planet hunting satellite found another potentially habitable earth-sized planet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered another earth-sized, potentially habitable planet orbiting around a star in the range of distances where conditions could allow for the presence of liquid water on the planet’s surface. Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope scientists confirmed the find, called TOI 700 d, according to a statement from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. The new planet joins other Earth-sized planets discovered by NASA including several i...
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Europe’s space agency just launched a satellite to study planets outside our solar system

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite early this morning, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket that took off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guyana. Atop the Soyuz is the so-called “Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite” (CHEOPS for short) that will deploy to orbit around Earth, where it’ll have a better view of nearby stars that we’ve previously determined have planets in their own respective orbits. CHEOPS will specifically be looking to spot the ‘exoplanets’ (planets that are outs...
Tags: TC, Europe, Astronomy, Space, Tech, Earth, Satellite, European Space Agency, Rocket, Mars, Aerospace, Soyuz, Exoplanet, Neptune, Guyana, Antarctic


Rare super-Neptune exoplanet spotted in nearby binary system

Astronomers have discovered a rare type of exoplanet called a super-Neptune, larger than Neptune and around five to seven times the size of Earth.
Tags: News, Trends, Exoplanet, Emerging Tech, Space News, Doppler spectroscopy, Radial Velocity, super-Neptune


Rocky exoplanets are more like Earth inside than we thought

New research shows that rocky exoplanets in orbit around ancient, wizened stars called white dwarfs can have interiors that are surprisingly similar to our planet.
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Planet-hunting satellite discovers its first Earth-sized planet

NASA's planet hunting satellite, TESS, has made a new discovery. Last month the satellite discovered its first exoplanet. And now it has achieved another milestone, locating its first Earth-sized planet and a larger sibling planet. The post Planet-hunting satellite discovers its first Earth-sized planet appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Our nearest exoplanet, Proxima b, could have a large and chilly neighbor

Our nearest exoplanet discovered so far is Proxima b, which orbits the star Proxima Centauri located 4.2 light-years from Earth. Now new evidence suggests that Proxima b might have a neighbor, Proxima c. The post Our nearest exoplanet, Proxima b, could have a large and chilly neighbor appeared first on Digital Trends.
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NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS locates its first exoplanet

NASA's planet-hunting satellite, TESS, was launched last year to search for exoplanets. And the search is already paying off, as astronomers announce they have discovered a Saturn-sized planet. The post NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS locates its first exoplanet appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Stormy, blistering hot, and full of carbon monoxide: an unfriendly exoplanet

The GRAVITY instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer has observed its first exoplanet, HR8799e, using a technique called optical interferometry. The post Stormy, blistering hot, and full of carbon monoxide: an unfriendly exoplanet appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Unfriendly exoplanet is stormy, blistering hot, and full of carbon monoxide

The GRAVITY instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer has observed its first exoplanet, HR8799e, using a technique called optical interferometry. The post Unfriendly exoplanet is stormy, blistering hot, and full of carbon monoxide appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Exoplanet, Emerging Tech, Eso, Very Large Telescope


NASA releases the “last light” image taken by Kepler before it retired last year

NASA Kepler space telescope’s “last light” image NASA has released the final view taken by Kepler in September, shortly before the space telescope was retired after nearly a decade of unprecedented discoveries about the universe beyond our solar system. “It bookends the moment of intense excitement nine and a half years earlier when the spacecraft first opened its eye to the skies and captured its ’first light’ image,” wrote NASA Ames Research Center public affairs officer Alison Hawkes. “Ke...
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A quarter century into the exoplanet revolution

In 1969, half a century ago, astronauts first landed on Earth’s sole moon. The first successful robotic landers touched down on the much more distant Venus and Mars in 1970 and 1976, respectively, and in the same decade spacecraft flybys provided the first, fleeting close-ups of Jupiter and Saturn. It was not until two decades later, however, that missions that explicitly targeted these giant planets revealed how fundamentally distinct these worlds are from our own.The Galileo satellite started ...
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NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will seek out new exoplanets close to Earth — and possibly extraterrestrial life. Here's everything you need to know about the satellite. The post NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Astronomers make huge exoplanet discovery haul in record time

An international group of scientists reported that dozens of planetary candidates have been identified by measuring light fluctuations using K2, the mission that followed up NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. The post Astronomers make huge exoplanet discovery haul in record time appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Take a VR journey to an exoplanet with NASA’s new ‘Travel Bureau’

Humans won't visit alien planets beyond our solar system for many decades, but NASA has provided the next best thing -- an interactive VR visualization of what you might see if you were standing on the surface of a faraway world. The post Take a VR journey to an exoplanet with NASA’s new ‘Travel Bureau’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will seek out new exoplanets close to Earth — and possibly extraterrestrial life. Here's everything you need to know about the satellite. The post NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Earth, Extraterrestrial, Kepler, Exoplanet, Emerging Tech, Tess


NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

A routine calibration test on NASA's exoplanet mission has produced a stunning image, capturing more than 200,000 stars in the southern sky. Future images will provide even more details as we search for signs of alien life. The post NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing appeared first on Digital Trends.
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