Tag: exoplanets

Astronomers Question the Habitable Zone for TRAPPIST-1A

Astronomers Question the Habitable Zone for TRAPPIST-1A

Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) have found evidence that could force scientists to redefine the habitable zone for TRAPPIST-1A exoplanets. TRAPPIST-1 system has always attracted the attention of humanity since its discovery in 2016. The existence of 7 Earth-sized planets around a cool star is the reason for its popularity. A number of…

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Top 8 Most Terrifying Planets in the Universe

Top 8 Most Terrifying Planets in the Universe

Astronomers have found a number of terrifying planets ranging from GJ 436b to Tres 4b and from CoRot-7b to Ogle 2005. Humanity has identified a total of 3,730 confirmed exoplanets to date with nearly as many potential candidates in different parts of the universe. Astronomers have observed a huge variety among these heavenly bodies on…

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2018 was an Impressive Year for the Astronomical World

2018 was an Impressive Year for the Astronomical World

Astronomy has progressed rapidly following the surge of technological advancements. As a result, several astronomical developments are being made on a regular basis. In these circumstances, it is almost impossible to determine the top events in the astronomical world. However, we have tried to list some of the top astronomical events of 2018 (in our…

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TESS Mission Found a New Saturn-sized Planet called TOI 197.01

TESS Mission Found a New Saturn-sized Planet called TOI 197.01

The TESS Mission of NASA has given some valuable insights to the planet-hunting astronomers by discovering TOI 197.01, a Saturn-sized planet. It is a common observation that stellar astronomers who study starquakes in stars often end up in providing some useful information about the properties of newly-discovered planets. This time around, they managed to characterize…

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Scientists are Creating an Alien Atmosphere on Earth

Scientists are Creating an Alien Atmosphere on Earth

In order to simulate the potential conditions on Hot Jupiters, researchers at NASA are cooking up an alien atmosphere on Earth. The advancement of technology has enabled humanity to explore different sections of our universe. For the sake of improving the understanding of our surroundings, scientists are expanding their research in every direction. The search…

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Astrocomb will Significantly Improve the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Astrocomb will Significantly Improve the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The search for Earth-like planets will get a massive boost with the addition of Astrocomb in the planet-hunting telescope. The researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a customized frequency comb that is much more precise than the preceding technology. Astrocomb uses a spectrograph at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope to make…

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Why is Uranus Spinning on its Side?

Why is Uranus Spinning on its Side?

It is known about Uranus that it is spinning on its side, instead of being upright to its axis. But how come that? Although we have limited information about Uranus, it is regarded as the most mysterious planet of our solar system. The most obvious mystery of Uranus is the fact that it is spinning…

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TESS Discovers its 3rd New Planet

TESS Discovers its 3rd New Planet

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) of NASA found a dense, gaseous world having an orbital period of 36 days around a bright dwarf star. TESS found a new exoplanet around a star which is about 53 light-years away from us. The name given to this new planet is HD 21749b and it orbits a…

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Massive Stellar Flare on a Baby Star could Create the Building Blocks of Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

Massive Stellar Flare on a Baby Star could Create the Building Blocks of Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

Scientists recorded a big flare in a small package on an M-type star. Astronomers have witnessed a huge stellar flare on a baby star. They say that this flare is about 10,000 times bigger than the largest solar flare recorded in history. Some say that the flare is so powerful that it may create new…

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Scientists Reveal Updated Climate Models for the Planets around TRAPPIST-1

Scientists Reveal Updated Climate Models for the Planets around TRAPPIST-1

Researchers propose that TRAPPIST-1e resembles Earth the most and it has an Oxygen-rich atmosphere to go with it. TRAPPIST-1 is a small, cool dwarf star located 39 light years or 235 trillion miles from our Sun. It is orbited by seven terrestrial (Earth-like) planets. These planets are temperate, which means the conditions there allow water…

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The Journey of Kepler Space Telescope Comes to an End

The Journey of Kepler Space Telescope Comes to an End

The exoplanet-hunter of NASA has retired. NASA made an announcement about the retirement of the Kepler Space Telescope on 30th October. The fact that the spacecraft has run out of fuel was the reason which prompted this disappointing decision. This extraordinary mission explored deep space for about 9 years and discovered more than 2,600 exoplanets…

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5 Key Points about the Landing of the InSight Mission to Mars

5 Key Points about the Landing of the InSight Mission to Mars

InSight will be handy in determining the habitable exoplanets. Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) is a robotic lander developed by the Lockheed Martin Space Systems with the intentions of examining the interior of Mars. Originally, the launch of the InSight Mission was scheduled for 2016 but it was postponed due…

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Astronomers found an Evidence of the First Interstellar Moon

Astronomers found an Evidence of the First Interstellar Moon

Scientists may have found a moon orbiting around an exoplanet called Kepler-1625b. Interstellar space is under keen observation these days following a surge of missions from different space agencies around the globe. The idea of finding an alternative habitat for humanity has become increasingly famous and many super-powers of the world including the United States…

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The First Discovery of TESS Mission is here and it is Simply Amazing

The First Discovery of TESS Mission is here and it is Simply Amazing

TESS, the new planet-hunter of NASA, sends its first image to the Earth. The Explorer Program of NASA wanted to extend the good work of Kepler Mission and for this reason, they designed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). It is expected to trace around 20,000 exoplanets in comparison to 3,800 exoplanets that were found…

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Scientists found Titanium and Iron for the First Time on an Ultrahot Jupiter

Scientists found Titanium and Iron for the First Time on an Ultrahot Jupiter

KELT-9b reveals some shocking facts about ultra-hot exoplanets as researchers used spectrography to analyze its atmosphere. All the stars, planets, meteors, and asteroids offer all the exceptional characteristics of our solar system. These features help define the individuality of each astronomical object. The continuous upsurge of the resources ensures persistent development in the field of…

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Chemical Conditions just like on the Early Earth were discovered on some Exoplanets

Chemical Conditions just like on the Early Earth were discovered on some Exoplanets

Researchers believe that the intensity of Ultraviolet light has a vital role in developing life on a planet. The ever-increasing hostility of the Earth’s climate has urged the scientists to search for an alternative habitat for humanity. Consequently, they are scanning every nook and corner of the universe to find any signs of life. Simultaneously,…

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A Manual for Hunting Extraterrestrial Life is Now Ready

A Manual for Hunting Extraterrestrial Life is Now Ready

If you are planning to work on finding life beyond Earth, this latest piece of work is just the thing you needed. It is a well-known fact that scientists are exploring different parts of our universe in quest of finding alien life. The Kepler Space Telescope of NASA has found thousands of exoplanets, which may…

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India has discovered a new Exoplanet. A year there means 19.5 Earth days

India has discovered a new Exoplanet. A year there means 19.5 Earth days

Scientists of PRL have found EPIC, an Earth-like Exoplanet, at a distance of 600 light-years away from us. Scientists are trying to explore each and every possibility in the quest for signs of life in any part of our universe. They have not managed to find life anywhere until now but the discovery of Exoplanets…

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Exoplanet with Clear Sky discovered

Exoplanet with Clear Sky discovered

Scientists discovered an exoplanet that has no clouds in its atmosphere. Scientists are exploring all parts of the universe to find signs of life on them. Different missions are providing them with the necessary data to observe potential candidates. They are analyzing various exoplanets and the latest discovery has revealed that a team of researchers…

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What are Exoplanets and what you should know about them?

What are Exoplanets and what you should know about them?

Exoplanets are heavenly bodies beyond our solar system where life could be possible. The search for signs of life in the outside world took humans beyond our solar system and a lot of planets, orbiting different stars, were found there. They are called Exoplanets as they are located outside our solar system. They come in…

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Diamonds are raining out of Uranus and Neptune

Diamonds are raining out of Uranus and Neptune

Icy Giants of our Solar System experience Diamond rain due to extreme temperature and pressure. Uranus and Neptune are considered the most mysterious planets of our solar system. From the magnetic poles to the extreme weather conditions, these heavenly bodies are unique in every fashion. Their magnetic poles are at 60o from respective geological poles.…

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