All Items Tagged

“Extrasolar Planets”

Dec 15, 2014 04:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worlds of different shapes.
Dec 11, 2014 05:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the evolution of alien life?
Dec 3, 2014 03:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. Continue reading →
Oct 31, 2014 01:00 PM ET
The discovery of a Uranus-like planet orbiting a very distant star could tell us a great deal about our own ice giants.
Oct 22, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.
Oct 15, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have announced the discovery of an exoplanet that they believe could resemble our solar system's 'ice giants' Uranus or Neptune. Continue reading →
Sep 30, 2014 11:59 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
A nearby star is not acting its age, thanks to the influence of a massive exoplanet.
Sep 25, 2014 07:30 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
A Neptune-size planet beyond the solar system has telltale traces of water vapor in its atmosphere, making it the smallest exoplanet known to have the wet stuff yet, scientists say.
+ Load More