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Space scene of a thin atmosphere version of Gliese 12 b

NASA’s TESS Finds Intriguing World Sized Between Earth, Venus

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Using observations by NASA’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and many other facilities, two international teams of astronomers have discovered…

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Discovery Alert: Mini-Neptune in Double Star System is a Planetary Puzzle

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The Discovery A planet that could resemble a smaller version of our own Neptune orbits one of two Sun-like stars…

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NASA Tool Gets Ready to Image Faraway Planets

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A technology demo on the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will help increase the variety of distant planets scientists can…

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Discovery Alert: An Earth-sized World and Its Ultra-cool Star

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Our galaxy is a jewel box of red stars. More than 70% of the stars in the Milky Way are…

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Illustration of a rocky exoplanet and its star. The star is in the background at the lower left and appears somewhat, but not significantly, smaller in the sky than the planet. It has a bright orange-red glow, and appears to have an active surface. The planet is in the foreground to the upper right of the star. The left quarter of the planet (the side facing the star) is lit, while the rest is in shadow. The planet has hints of a rocky, partly molten surface beneath the haze of a thin atmosphere. The boundary between the day and night sides of the planet is fuzzy.

NASA’s Webb Hints at Possible Atmosphere Surrounding Rocky Exoplanet

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Researchers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope may have detected atmospheric gases surrounding 55 Cancri e, a hot rocky exoplanet…

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A microscope image of a rectangular chip, showing the different parts of the superconducting camera, including imaging area and ancillary electronics. The chip has a colorful patina, with hues of yellow on the left, red in the center, and blue on the right.

Breaking the Scaling Limits: New Ultralow-noise Superconducting Camera for Exoplanet Searches

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When imaging faint objects such as distant stars or exoplanets, capturing every last bit of light is crucial to get…

Article2 weeks ago