Possible Signs of Water Found in WASP-127b Exoplanet

Possible Signs of Water Found in WASP-127b Exoplanet

The scientists from the University of Cambridge and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in Spain, observed the exoplanet WASP-127b using the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC).  “A giant gaseous planet with partly clear skies and strong signatures of metals in its atmosphere” describes phys.org.  The results have been acknowledged for publication in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

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Top 10 Known Largest Exoplanets in The Universe

Top 10 Known Largest Exoplanets in The Universe

Planets in the Universe are countless that always need exploring. There are a lot of undiscovered objects in the Universe that it is not enough an entire life for humans to discover almost half of them. As indicated Stephen Hawking “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special”. As you know the known largest planet in our Solar System is Jupiter, it is approximately 143,000 kilometers (about 89,000 miles) wide at its equator. Let’s find out more about largest exoplanets in our wonderful Universe. These planets are the largest exoplanets ever discovered and it will probably take a long time until astronomers find a bigger one. Accordingly, we suggest you to enjoy top 10 largest exoplanets in the Universe.

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Top 10 Habitable Exoplanets

Top 10 Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system that orbits a star. This is a list of habitable exoplanets and possible exoplanets. We are introducing you top 10 potentially habitable exoplanets, that is based on estimates of habitability by the habitable exoplanets catalog (HEC), and data from the NASA Exoplanet Archive. The HEC is maintained by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.

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K2-155d Exoplanet discovered One May Be Habitable

15 New Exoplanets Are Discovered: One May Be Habitable

Today our report is dedicated exoplanets, it seems that we have some interesting news for you. Let’s find out together.
Astronomers reported that they discovered 15 new exoplanets in our solar system. The new exoplanets were found orbiting small and cool stars. It is also called red dwarf stars. Among these exoplanets, 3 were discovered to be super-Earths, which are to some extent bigger in size than our Home planet.
One of the new discovered exoplanets are called K-155 and it is around 200 light years away from Earth and is considered the brightest red dwarf stars. K2-155’s system includes three super-Earths, the super-Earth orbiting the furthest away from the star could be within its habitable zone. K2-155d had a radius that is 1.6 times larger than that of Earth. Teruyuki Hirano, the lead researcher of the new study, from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, said “In our simulations, the atmosphere and the composition of the planet were assumed to be Earth-like, and there’s no guarantee that this is the case.”

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NASA’s exoplanet-hunting space telescope has arrived two months ahead of its planned launch

NASA’s exoplanet-hunting space telescope has arrived two months ahead of its planned launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was delivered via truck to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Monday (Feb. 12), agency officials said. The spacecraft made the journey from the Dulles, Virginia, facilities of the aerospace company Orbital ATK, which had spent the last year building and testing TESS. TESS is scheduled to lift off atop a Space X Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than April 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next door to KSC.

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Sunflower-shaped spacecraft

Sunflower-shaped spacecraft help to find alien planets

NASA reveals Sunflower-shaped spacecraft which will help to find alien planets. Scientists believe that with the use of this technology, researchers could take direct images of other planets with alien life.
The Sunflower-shaped spacecraft is also unique in that, unlike most space-based instruments, it’s one part of a two-spacecraft observation system. “We can use a pre-existing space telescope to take the pictures,” explains astronomers. The Sunflower-shaped spacecraft will allow it to move around in order to block the light from different stars. NASA’s engineers are optimistic that refining their technology could be the key to major exoplanet discoveries in the future.

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Exoplanet in X-ray

Chandra space telescope pictured exoplanets in a X-ray

For the first time from the moment of opening of the first extra solar planets scientists could see such planet by supervision in the x-ray range with help of Chandra space telescope and the European XMM Newton. The majority known exoplanets (which number at present exceeds 900) opened with help of a so-called transit method — by fixing of small fluctuations of brightness of stars when passing planet against a star disk. Still supervision was conducted only in the optical range, but now scientists managed to see x-ray transit. Thousand candidate exoplanets were found thanks to transits in visible light. At last, the scientists could see one in a X-ray, which is important as gives new information on properties of exoplanets.

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