Well-Known Planet Hunter Has Just Discovered Its First Alien World

Well-Known Planet Hunter Has Just Discovered Its First Alien World

The well-known planet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found its first alien world better to say “Super-Earth” in the Universe. TESS was launched on April 18, 2018 atop a Falcon 9 rocket. During its primary mission, it is expected to find more than 20,000 exoplanets, compared to approximately 3,800 exoplanets known when it launched.

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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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WASP-96b is Considered as the Cloudless Exoplanet

WASP 96b is Considered as the Cloudless Exoplanet

WASP-96b is the first-ever cloudless planet discovered, with its uniquely clear signature. The astronomer Nikolay Nikolov from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, discovered WASP-96b, using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. Being the first of its kind, the exoplanet is now considered “a benchmark for characterization,” Nikolov said in the statement.

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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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TESS Planet Hunter Launches this Month Searching Sky for New Worlds

TESS Planet Hunter Launches this Month Searching Sky for New Worlds

Tess Planet hunter is ready to launch next month on April 16. It is supposed to start up from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This planet hunter, a 700-pound spacecraft, is called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). TESS will be on the lookout for planets that could support life, officials said Wednesday. TESS will be launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and is equipped with four wide-field cameras that will enable it to look for the majority of the night sky.

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