Scientists did not expect to find much water ice on Mars which is likely the third largest water reservoir on Mars.
After nine years of operation in deep space collecting data, Kepler Spacecraft has retired. NASA has decided to retire the spacecraft within its current, safe orbit, away from Earth. Space observatory launched on March 7, 2009, into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit.View More The Legacy of Kepler Spacecraft – How Many Planets Spacecraft Discovered?
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.View More Well-Known Planet Hunter Has Just Discovered Its First Alien World
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.View More Possible Signs of Water Found in WASP-127b 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.View More WASP 96b is Considered as the Cloudless Exoplanet
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.View More Top 10 Known Largest Exoplanets in The Universe
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.View More Top 10 Potentially Habitable Exoplanets
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.View More TESS Planet Hunter Launches this Month Searching Sky for New Worlds
K2-229b is an exoplanet, which is very hot and metallic. The exoplanet’s density is similar to Mercury. An Earth-sized planet is located 339 million light years away. A global team of astronomers including the University of Warwick discovered the exoplanet.View More K2-229b Is a Newly Discovered Exoplanet approximately with Its Size of Earth
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.”