hot jupiter

  • Cloudy with a chance of crystals: is this weather on a giant exoplanet?

    First observations of weather-like changes on a massive planet outside our solar system – but the...

    Computer artwork of a hot Jupiter, such as HAT-P-7b, orbiting its star. New observations suggest variable cloud cover...

    Space December 13, 2016
  • Are clouds blocking our view of water on exoplanets?

    A new NASA study tries to work out what the atmospheres of ‘hot Jupiters’ have in common. Bill Co...

    Hot Jupiters, exoplanets around the same size as Jupiter that orbit very closely to their stars, often have cloud or ...

    Space June 9, 2016
  • The wild ride of a 'hot Jupiter'

    A giant exoplanet is giving scientists new insights into planet formation in distant solar systems.

    HD 80606b heats up and cools off during its orbit around its star that brings it from far in the distance to close by...

    Space March 30, 2016
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