exoplanets

  • Exoplanets dodge bombardment in their infancy

    The fragile orbits of the TRAPPIST-1 planets confirm their gentle start to existence.

    In 2017, NASA announced the discovery of seven rocky, Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zone of a star ca...

    Astrophysics November 26, 2021
  • Aussie telescope to find planets next door

    New precision space telescope will search for worlds around Alpha Centauri using astrometry.

    A University of Sydney-led project is set to build a space telescope to look for rocky planets in the “Goldilocks” zo...

    Astrophysics November 17, 2021
  • What can chewed-up exoplanets tell us about exo-geology?

    The breakfast leftovers of white dwarfs tell us what planets are made of, according to new research.

    Astronomers have examined the remains of exoplanets that were devoured by their parent stars, to find that these worl...

    Astronomy November 3, 2021
  • Cosmic roadkill: when planets collide, what happens to their atmospheres?

    Stellar sleuthing finds first evidence of an atmosphere without a planet; likely giant impact.

    Around 200,000 years ago there was an epic crash on the cosmic highway. In the solar system orbiting the lyrically na...

    Astrophysics October 21, 2021
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    Marine life October 18, 2021
  • Stellar signals point to hidden planets

    Powerful radio waves from distant stars may mark a new way to discover exoplanets.

    Australian and Dutch researchers have unexpectedly found radio waves blasting out from far-flung red dwarf stars. The...

    Astronomy October 12, 2021
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    Animals August 9, 2021
  • Which alien stars can see Earth?

    A new catalogue identifies thousands of nearby stars that could spot Earth’s transit across our Sun.

    US astronomers have identified over a thousand nearby star systems that would have been in the right position to view...

    Astronomy June 24, 2021
  • Kepler 52 and Kepler 968: Young exoplanet siblings

    The exoplanets Kepler 52 and Kepler 968 are really part of a bigger system.

    Two exoplanet systems - Kepler 52 and Kepler 968 - that have been drifting across the galaxy for hundreds of millions...

    Astronomy June 16, 2021
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  • How’s the weather in Proxima Centauri?

    Stellar flares with a chance of radio bursts, it seems.

    Wild space weather may mean most of the exoplanets in the Milky Way are uninhabitable, according to new research. Ove...

    Astronomy December 10, 2020
  • Snapshot

    Zooming in on space

    Lots of pixels and our second minimoon.

    When trying to find things in space, it helps to have technology on your side. And the technology keeps getting bette...

    Astronomy November 24, 2020
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