Tag: Hot Jupiter

WASP-104b Hot Jupiter Traps Nearly 99 Percent Of Light: What Is A Hot Jupiter And How Does It Form?

Exoplanet WASP-104b has been found and is currently considered the least reflective planet. According to researchers, the planet absorbs almost 99 percent of the light that goes in its direction.

Space April 24, 2018

Death Planet: Astronomers Find Exoplanet Almost Made Up Of Carbon Monoxide And Has No Water

Data from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that the hot Jupiter WASP-18b has an overabundance of carbon monoxide and little water vapor. The exoplanet may have formed different from other gas giants.

Space December 3, 2017

Sunscreen Snow Falling On Exoplanet Detected By Hubble Space Telescope

Titanium dioxide, an ingredient used by sunscreens, 'snows' in the hot planet Kepler-13Ab. Astronomers also found that the atmosphere of the exoplanet has a characteristic that is different from other hot Jupiters.

Space October 28, 2017

Pitch Black Exoplanet: Hot Jupiter WASP-12b Reflects No Light

Albedo measurements of the exoplanet WASP-12b suggest that the hot Jupiter, located about 1,400 light years away, appears pitch black. What causes the gas giant to reflect no light?

Space September 15, 2017

Hot Jupiter KELT-16b Spirals To Death As It Orbits Extremely Close To Parent Star

KELT-16b may only have 550,000 years left before it gets destroyed by tidal forces as it orbits very close to its parent star. A red dwarf star is suspected to be behind the hot Jupiter's death spiral into its host star.

Space March 18, 2017

'Hot Jupiters' Can Grow In Size As They Age, Claim Scientists

A new study reveals that 'hot Jupiters' may increase in size as they grow older. HAT-P-65b and HAT-P-66b are the two exoplanets that the researches have studied.

Space January 28, 2017

Astronomers Find Unusually Large Number Of Hot Jupiters In Dense Star Cluster

Excess number of hot Jupiters were discovered in Messier 67. What's behind the high concentration of these gas giants in the dense star cluster?

Space June 17, 2016

Atmospheric Water On Exoplanets May Be Blocked By Clouds

Most hot Jupiters have been found to possess atmospheric water, but others appear to be without it. New research by NASA suggests that clouds or haze may play a role in this phenomenon.

Space June 10, 2016

'Hot Jupiter' Exoplanet Absorbs Massive Amounts Of Energy From Host Star

A new exoplanet, HD 80606 b, observed by scientists absorbs massive amounts of energy from its host star. It also travels an eccentric path that makes it swing from and to the star.

Space March 29, 2016

Discovery Of Five New Exoplanets Extends Catalogue Of Hot Jupiters

Astronomers have discovered five new exoplanets similar in characteristics to Jupiter. Using Wide Angle Search for Planets-South Or WASP-South, these exoplanets show distinct characteristics of their own.

Space February 17, 2016

Distant 'Hot Jupiter' Exoplanet Is Actually Two Planets, Astronomers Find

Scientists use Kepler space telescope data to discover two giant planets closely orbiting a distant star. The finding of 'hot Jupiter' planets could give clues to how planets form and move, they say.

Space October 20, 2015

Water discovered on distant exoplanet but unlikely to foster alien life

Tau Boötis b has an atmosphere of carbon monoxide and water, and the giant planet revolves close to its star, making it a hot Jupiter. Although that world is not likely to be home to life, a new technique may find such worlds.

Space February 27, 2014

Scientists stumped by whacky planetary system

A recent discovery of tilted orbits in multi-planetary system has stumped scientists.

Space October 20, 2013

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