Terrestrial Exoplanets

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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…

Article4 weeks ago

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…

Article1 month ago

Webb Study Reveals Rocky Planets Can Form in Extreme Environments

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An international team of astronomers has used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to provide the first observation of water and…

Article7 months ago
The disk of a bright reddish-orange-white star is just above and to the right of image center. A small black world is passing in front of the star. A closer planet is in the lower-left corner. We see it as an illuminated crescent facing the star. Two reddish-orange stars are off to the right of the central star. All on a black background dotted with more distant stars.

NASA’s Hubble Measures the Size of the Nearest Transiting Earth-Sized Planet

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has measured the size of the nearest Earth-sized exoplanet that passes across the face of a…

Article7 months ago
Where the Sun Sets Twice (Artist Concept)

Strange New Worlds

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A world with two suns, a lava planet, and a world trapped in eternal darkness are just some of the…

Illustration shows Earth's Sun swollen into its red-giant phase billions of years from now. The Sun itself is a fiery red orange, and four planets – our solar system's inner planets – can be seen as crescents being consumed by the swollen Sun, their atmospheres beginning to be blown away into diffuse trails behind them.

Finding Life Beyond Earth: What Comes Next?

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The final story in our series considers the future of the search for life beyond Earth – and whether we…

Article11 months ago