If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including 'super-Earths.'
By tracking the phases of six exoplanets, astronomers have tracked their daily weather cycles for the first time.
It's as if Titan is getting festive for Hallowe'en -- astronomers have detected a ghostly glow around the the north and south poles of the Saturnian moon that had previously gone undetected. Continue reading →
Mars' dusty atmosphere has surprised scientists. Continue reading →
The European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter has spotted a very terrestrial phenomenon in the high-altitude cloud cover of Earth's hellish 'sister' world. Continue reading →
Observations by ESA's Venus Express confirm the presence of high-altitude waves kicked up by surface features far below. Continue reading →
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered a veritable menagerie of alien worlds orbiting other stars, but this most recent exoplanetary find is perhaps one of the strangest.
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