Aug 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A fundamental question in astrobiology is: whether life can be transported between extrasolar planets, planetary systems? A team of U.S. astrophysicists...

Aug 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The mineral diversity of Earth is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the cosmos. That’s according to a group of researchers, led by Dr Robert...

Aug 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Gemini Planet Imager have discovered a young Jupiter-like planet orbiting a nearby star known as 51 Eridani. An artistic conception...

Aug 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers from Israel, Europe, Korea and the United States has announced the discovery of a circumbinary gas giant in the habitable zone of...

Aug 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists have discovered that planetary rings, such as those orbiting Saturn,...

Jul 31, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, two teams of astronomers have independently confirmed the existence of...

Jul 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the HARPS-N spectrograph on the Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Canary Islands), astronomers have...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a super-Earth exoplanet in the ‘habitable zone’ of a G2-type star called Kepler-452. This...

Jul 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the HARPS planet-hunting instrument on the 3.6-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, Chile, astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-mass exoplanet...

Jun 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of astronomers has determined precise ages and other fundamental properties of 33 Kepler stars with the so-called ‘solar-like oscillations.’...

Jun 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a group of astronomers has discovered an enormous cloud of hydrogen dispersing from the warm, Neptune-sized...

Jun 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler mission have determined the sizes and masses of three planets orbiting a star much fainter and cooler than...

Jun 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Gaseous planets with helium-rich atmospheres may be common in our Galaxy, according to a new study accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal...

Jun 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have detected a stratosphere – an atmospheric region that is very important to life –...

Jun 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of astronomers at Aarhus University in Denmark, Earth-sized terrestrial planets orbit their host stars in circular patterns, much like...

May 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using data collected by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have found evidence of daily weather cycles on fourteen extrasolar gas giants. An artist’s...

May 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists from the University of Cambridge in the UK and the University of Liege in Belgium has detected changing temperatures on a terrestrial...

May 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of astronomers led by Benjamin Montet of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, has discovered a highly irradiated mini-Neptune exoplanet...

May 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international group of astronomers from the United States, Australia, Chile, Germany, and Hungary, has discovered an extrasolar gas giant orbiting very...

Apr 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers using three ground-based telescopes in the United States has discovered two super-Earths around a nearby star known as HD 7924. The...