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A Second Planet in the Beta Pictoris System  ASTRO WATCH · 40 minutes
A team of astronomers led by Anne-Marie Lagrange, a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble... more
Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A team of researchers from several European countries and one from Chile has found evidence of three possibly habitable exoplanets circling the star GJ1061. In their paper uploaded to the... more
Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
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 Satellite (TESS) detected a rocky planet slightly larger than Earth last fall,... more
New images from asteroid probe yield clues on planet formation (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
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 help scientists understand... more
Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has. "This... more
New images from asteroid probe offer clues on planet formation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have offered new clues about its composition, insights that will help scientists understand the formation of... more
Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu show rocks similar to carbonaceous chondrite meteorites  Science Magazine · 1 day
The near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu is a 900-m-diameter dark object expected to contain primordial material from the solar nebula. The... more
The origins and evolution of life: Re-examining the evidence of early life traces  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Even though Earth has been habitable (has had surface liquid water and some crust) for 4.3 billion years, and the oldest putative... more
Earth is an exoplanet to aliens: This is what they'd see  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The study of exoplanets has matured considerably in the last 10 years. During this time, the majority of the over 4000 exoplanets currently known were discovered.... more
Europa Clipper passes key review  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A NASA mission to a potentially habitable moon of Jupiter has cleared a major review despite uncertainty about when, or how, it will launch. SpaceNews.com more
Second Planet Found Hiding in Beta Pictoris System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Using data from ESO’s High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) instrument, a multinational team of astronomers has uncovered evidence... more
Rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet is missing an atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Astronomers at MIT, Harvard University, and elsewhere have searched a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet for signs of an atmosphere—and found none. more
New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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 making,... more
A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system  nanowerk · 4 days
A team of astronomers has discovered a second giant planet in orbit around Beta Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close (63.4 light years), and surrounded... more
A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team of astronomers has discovered a second giant planet in orbit around alpha Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close (63.4 light years), and surrounded... more
How Many Earth-like Planets Are Around Sun-like Stars?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size... more
Conceptual design ready for PLATO telescope simulator  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research designs and builds a space simulator to test and calibrate eight out of twenty-six cameras for ESA's next exoplanet hunter telescope, PLATO. The conceptual design is now complete.... more
Three new Beta Cephei stars detected  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using NASA's prolonged Kepler mission, known as K2, astronomers have identified three new Beta Cephei stars. The newly found trio is an important addition to the still short list of known stars of this type. The... more
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to... more
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?  nanowerk · 1 week
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to... more
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  nanowerk · 1 week
Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help uncover hidden biospheres. Their radiation could trigger a protective glow from life on... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help... more
Second baby planet found using pioneering technique  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new 'baby' planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and... more
Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. more
Two planets orbiting Teegarden's star described as most earthlike found yet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A pair of researchers, one with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the other Tel Aviv University, has found evidence that suggests two of Teegarden's star planets... more
Dead Planets Can ‘Broadcast’ for Up to a Billion Years  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers are planning to hunt for cores of exoplanets around white dwarf stars by 'tuning in'... more
Dead planets can 'broadcast' for up to a billion years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers are planning to hunt for cores of exoplanets around white dwarf stars by 'tuning in' to the radio waves that they emit. more
Space telescope would turn Earth into a giant magnifying lens  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Proposed “Terrascope” could gather light from small exoplanets with the power of a 150-meter mirror more
Dead planets can 'broadcast' for up to a billion years  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers are planning to hunt for cores of exoplanets around white dwarf stars by 'tuning in' to the radio waves that they emit. more
Dead planets can 'broadcast' for up to a billion years  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers are planning to hunt for cores of exoplanets around white dwarf stars by 'tuning in' to the radio waves that they emit. more
Earthlings living on Mars? It's 'a possibility in our lifetime,' scientists discover  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Inspired by science fiction and a strange phenomenon on the Martian surface, researchers have discovered a way that Earth life could survive on the... more
Four new 'hot Jupiters' discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers report the detection of four new "hot Jupiter" exoplanets as part of the WASP-south survey. The newfound alien worlds received designations: WASP-178b, WASP-184b, WASP-185b and WASP-192b. The discovery is detailed in a paper published July 26 on... more
Asteroid's surprise close approach illustrates need for more eyes on the sky  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On 25 July, an asteroid the size of a football field flew by Earth, coming within 65 000 km of our planet's surface during... more
TESS Uncovers Its ‘First Nearby Super-Earth’  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers led by Cornell’s Lisa Kaltenegger has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our solar system discovered by... more
Scientists Find a Boiling, Toxic Wasteland of an Exoplanet, and It's Shaped Like a Football  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
This first-of-its-kind discovery reveals a new category of ultrahot exoplanet, one so thoroughly cooked that your cast-iron skillet... more
At the Edge of Chaos: New Method for Exoplanet Stability Analysis  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Exoplanets revolving around distant stars are coming quickly into focus with advanced technology like... more
Scientists Find a Boiling, Toxic Wasteland of an Exoplanet, and It's Shaped Liked a Football  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
This first-of-its-kind discovery reveals a new category of ultrahot exoplanet, one so thoroughly cooked that your cast-iron skillet... more
Shining (star)light on the search for life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the hunt for life on other worlds, astronomers scour over planets that are light-years away. They need ways to identify life from afar—but what counts as good evidence? more
Shining (star)light on the search for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In the hunt for life on other worlds, astronomers scour over planets that are light-years away. They need ways to identify life from afar -- but what counts as good evidence? To know a... more
TESS satellite uncovers its 'first nearby super-Earth'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a mission designed to comb the heavens for exoplanets, has discovered its first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system -- and an international team of... more
Hubble uncovers a 'heavy metal' exoplanet shaped like a football  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
How can a planet be 'hotter than hot?' The answer is when heavy metals are detected escaping from the planet's atmosphere, instead of condensing into clouds. more
Hubble uncovers a 'heavy metal' exoplanet shaped like a football  nanowerk · 3 weeks
How can a planet be 'hotter than hot'? The answer is when heavy metals are detected escaping from the planet's atmosphere, instead of condensing into clouds. more
Distant 'heavy metal' gas planet is shaped like a football  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The scorching hot exoplanet WASP-121b may not be shredding any heavy metal guitar riffs, but it is sending heavy metals such as iron and magnesium into space. The... more
One of two newly discovered exoplanets shows potential as a habitable world  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A super-scorched planet orbiting around a nearby dim star has helped reveal the presence of two previously unseen planets—one of which could host liquid... more
Three Small Planets Orbit Nearby Red Dwarf Star GJ 357  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and several ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered... more
TESS Discovers Three New Planets Nearby, Including Temperate 'Sub-Neptune'  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest... more
TESS satellite uncovers 'first nearby super-Earth'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a mission designed to comb the heavens for exoplanets, has discovered its first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system -- and an international team of astronomers has... more
Big Asteroid Buzzed Past Earth Last Week: 2019 OK  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A 330-foot- (100 m) wide asteroid designated 2019 OK passed just 43,500 miles (70,000 km) from Earth on... more
Confirmation of toasty TESS planet leads to surprising find of promising world  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A piping hot planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has pointed the way to additional worlds orbiting the same star, one... more
Confirmation of toasty TESS planet leads to surprising find of promising world (w/video)  nanowerk · 3 weeks
A piping hot planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has pointed the way to additional worlds orbiting the same... more
TESS satellite uncovers 'first nearby super-Earth'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers led by Cornell's Lisa Kaltenegger has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system. more
ESO Astronomers Capture Stunning Image of Centaurus A Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using robotic telescopes at ESO’s newest planet-hunting SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) Observatory in... more
New exoplanet is smallest to be precisely measured  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Earthlings have long daydreamed about faraway planets, but only recently have scientists been able to identify thousands of new exoplanets—and to learn more and more about what they look like. more
New Space Discovery Sheds Light on How Planets Form  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Researchers at Dartmouth College have discovered a planet orbiting one of the brightest young stars known, according to... more
At the edge of chaos: New method for exoplanet stability analysis  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Starting with observational data and scalar time series, this method uses complex network topology to deduce the underlying dynamics of systems in a fast, efficient way... more
At the edge of chaos: New method for exoplanet stability analysis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Gaining a full understanding of systems of exoplanets and distant stars is difficult, because the initial positions and velocities of the exoplanets are unknown. Determining whether... more
At the edge of chaos: New method for exoplanet stability analysis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Exoplanets revolving around distant stars are coming quickly into focus with advanced technology like the Kepler space telescope. Gaining a full understanding of those systems is... more
TESS has found the first-ever ‘ultrahot Neptune’  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
NASA’s TESS telescope has spotted a world that could be a bridge between other types of exoplanets: hot Jupiters and scorched Earths. more
Cheops passes final review before shipment to launch site  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully passed the final analysis review for its launch on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. more
'Unprecedented' discovery of unique infrared light signature on Neptune's moon Triton  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Triton orbits Neptune, the eighth planet from the Sun, some 2.7 billion miles from Earth—at the cold outer fringe of the Solar System's major planet zone.... more
Study suggests frozen Earthlike planets could support life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Icy planets once thought too cold to support life might have livable land areas above freezing, challenging the typical assumption of what kinds of planets might be habitable, a new study suggests. more
TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate 'sub-Neptune'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest exoplanets known to date. The planets orbit a star just 73 light... more
NASA's TESS mission finds 'missing link' planets  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's newest planet-hunting satellite has discovered a type of planet missing from our own solar system. more
TESS Successfully Completes First Year of Science Operations  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered over two dozen extrasolar planets and captured data on other astronomical events... more
Cheops passes final review before shipment to launch site  ESA · 4 weeks
The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully passed the final analysis review for its launch on a Soyuz... more
Space junk: A recycling station could be cleaning up in Earth orbit by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There are about 22,000 large objects orbiting the Earth, including working and broken satellites and bits of old rocket from... more
NASA's TESS mission completes first year of survey, turns to northern sky  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered 21 planets outside our solar system and captured data on other interesting events occurring in the... more
Relativistic redshift of the star S0-2 orbiting the Galactic center supermassive black hole  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
General Relativity predicts that a star passing close to a supermassive black hole should exhibit a relativistic redshift. We test this using... more
TESS Finds Still-Forming Gas Giant in Binary Star System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered an exoplanet planet larger than Neptune but smaller... more
An asteroid just buzzed past Earth, and we barely noticed in time  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 100-metre-wide asteroid passed just 70,000km from Earth on Thursday, Australian time. It was discovered by the Brazilian SONEAR survey just days ago, and... more
New space discovery sheds light on how planets form  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at Dartmouth College have discovered a planet orbiting one of the brightest young stars known, according to a study published in the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Aged at... more
Fastest eclipsing binary, a valuable target for gravitational wave studies  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Observations made with a new instrument developed for use at the 2.1-meter (84-inch) telescope at the National Science Foundation's Kitt Peak National Observatory have led to the discovery... more
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