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Yale Researchers Find Reason Behind Odd Exoplanet Configurations

Yale University astronomers have found a surprising link between exoplanet pairs' axial tilt and their orbit. The discovery provides an answer to a mystery that has been baffling scientists since Kepler's launch in 2009.

Space March 5, 2019

Large Frozen Planet Found In Star Only 6 Light-Years Away

After 20 years, a team of astronomers has presented definitive evidence that an exoplanet orbits Barnard's star. The super-Earth is believed to be located close to the star system's snow line.

Space November 15, 2018

Gravity On Super Earth Planets May Be Preventing Alien Life From Visiting Earth

A new theory suggests that if life was possible on Super-Earth planets, gravity may be holding aliens back from leaving. The theory uses information that's already known about these planets to reach the conclusion.

Space May 7, 2018

60 New Planets Found Orbiting Stars Near Solar System

Scientists discovered 60 new exoplanets including a super-Earth orbiting stars near the solar system. How does this challenge conventional ideas about planets?

Space February 16, 2017

Super Earth Capable Of Supporting Life, Scientists Claim

The Lick-Carnegie Exoplanet Survey has claimed it found a hot super-Earth, from the 60 new exoplanets discovered and 54 identified as potential planets. It said Gliese 411-b could be Earth-like with the right conditions to support life.

Space February 15, 2017

Researchers Analyzing Nearby 'Super-Earth' In Search Of Life

Scientists have been searching for life on a nearby exoplanet. The Super-Earth, dubbed Wolf 1061c, may possibly be conducive to life as it is in a habitable location.

Space January 21, 2017

Death Star: Astronomers Discover Sun-Like Star That Ate Some Of Its Planets

A team of international scientists has discovered evidence of a planet eating star - “a solar twin” having sun-like features in terms of temperature, age, and composition. The star HIP68468 is at a distance of 300 light-years and found to be having excess Lithium on its surface.

Space December 18, 2016

Hubble Telescope Sniffs At Atmosphere Surrounding Super-Earth For First Time

The atmosphere of exoplanet 55 Cancri E has been analyzed by spectral analysis. This provides the first 'sniff' at the atmosphere of a super-Earth for the first time.

Space February 16, 2016

Phoenix-like Kepler Discovers 'Super Earth': HIP 116454b Weighs 12 Times Our Planet

Despite an equipment failure that ended its prime mission in 2013, NASA's Kepler spacecraft is back finding alien worlds again. The spacecraft has discovered a Super Earth located 180 light-years away.

Space December 21, 2014

Kepler Probe Spots HIP 116454b, a Super Earth 180 Light-years Away

Kepler discovers a new planet called HIP 116454b, which is 180 light-years away from the Earth. Kepler One of the four reaction wheels of Kepler failed in 2012, which threatened the continuation of the mission.

Space December 19, 2014

Ground-Based Telescopes Observe Super-Earth in Transit: Here's What the Astronomers Discovered

Scientists were able to observe and measure the diameter of 55 Cnc e, an exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star located 40 light years away, from the Earth using the Nordic Optical Telescope. The super-earth is the smallest planet detected from the ground.

Space December 3, 2014

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