Exoplanets

Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered since the first one in 1995, but the vast majority of them orbit their stars with relatively short periods of revolution. Indeed, to...
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NASA's Planet Hunter Finds First Earth-Sized Exoplanet

NASA's Planet Hunter Finds First Earth-Sized Exoplanet

2 days ago   |   Geek   |   3 articles

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is on a roll. Following January's announcement of a third confirmed exoplanet-HD 21749b-the space telescope has spotted an...
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NASA's TESS Satellite Detects Its First Earth-Like Exoplanet

NASA's TESS Satellite Detects Its First Earth-Like Exoplanet

2 days ago   |   ExtremeTech   |   3 articles

NASA's Kepler space telescope has ended its planet spotting mission, but the agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has already picked up the torch.
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NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter found its first Earth-size planet, but you wouldn't want to visit

NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter found its first Earth-size planet, but you wouldn't want to visit

2 days ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

NASA's TESS exoplanet hunting telescope has been on the job for less than a year, but it's already racking up some impressive discoveries. Following the announcement of a new...
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Nearby exoplanet may have the potential to support life

Nearby exoplanet may have the potential to support life

3 days ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

Finding planets outside of our solar system is a challenge, and determining the size, composition, and surface conditions of such planets is more difficult still. Figuring out...
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NASA's TESS spacecraft finds its first Earth-sized exoplanet

3 days ago   |   Engadget   |   3 articles

One year after its launch, NASA's TESS discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. Named HD21749c, the planet orbits a star just 53 light-years from Earth and is likely rocky...
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NASA's TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World

NASA's TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World

3 days ago   |   Space   |   2 articles

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite spotted the planet, as well as a weird "sub-Neptune" world, circling the star HD 21749, which lies about 53 light-years from Earth.
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Pepsi isn't ready to start advertising in space just yet

Pepsi isn't ready to start advertising in space just yet

3 days ago   |   TechRadar

Russian company StartRocket plans to make a name for itself by launching glowing billboards into the night sky, and a recent report in Futurism claimed that PepsiCo would be...
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TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

4 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world, according to a new...
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Breezing through the space environment of Barnard's Star b

4 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

The closest exoplanet to us, if we include only single stars like the Sun, is the planet around Barnard's Star, Barnard's Star-b. (The planet Promixa Centauri-b is closer, but...
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