Jul 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A year on the newly discovered Uranus-sized exoplanet Kepler-421b lasts for 704.2 days, making it the longest orbital period exoplanet yet found. Its parent...

Jun 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Extrasolar planets can be divided into three types: terrestrials, gas giants, and mid-sized gas dwarfs – planets between about one and four times...

Jun 2, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the HARPS-North instrument on the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in the Canary Islands have found that the extrasolar planet Kepler-10c,...

Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of astronomers has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of Kepler-186. This artistic concept...

Feb 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers of NASA’s Kepler mission announced yesterday the discovery of 715 new extrasolar planets orbiting 305 stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. This...

Feb 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

NASA astronomers announced the discovery of a strange super-Neptune circling a pair of orange and red dwarfs known as Kepler-413. This is an artist’s...

Jan 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of astronomers led by Dr Vincent Van Eylen of Aarhus University, Denmark, has discovered a Neptune-sized extrasolar planet orbiting...

Jan 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers, led by Dr David Kipping of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, have discovered two new extrasolar planets circling a dim, red...

Oct 1, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using data from two space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a hot gas giant called Kepler-7b. This artist’s rendering shows...