Exoplanet WASP-12b was discovered in April 2008. This is planet, whose radius is about 1.8 radius of Jupiter is very close to its star, their shares only 3.4 million kilometers, the temperature at the surface of the WASP-12b hovering around 2.2 thousand degrees Celsius.
A team of astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics and the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) using Canadian space telescope MOST (Microvariability & Oscillations of Stars) has found a new exoplanet.
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has discovered Strong changes in the atmosphere of the Red Planet, such as the tilt of the planet’s axis changes.
British team of astronomers discovered Poisonous carbon monoxide gas in the atmosphere of the planet Pluto, after a worldwide search that lasted nearly two decades, according to a new study that also detected the planet’s atmosphere extending much higher above the surface than previously thought.
After three flybys of Mercury over the last three years, the Messenger spacecraft is poised to settle into the first-ever orbit by a manmade object of the planet closest to the Sun.The goal of the mission is to provide scientists with data on Mercury unparalleled since the Mariner 10 spacecraft passed by three decades ago. And the more we understand about Mercury, NASA says, the more we’ll understand about how the other rocky planets in the solar system–Venus, Mars, and of course, Earth–formed and evolved.