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If you’ve ever wanted to know what 3,538 exoplanets look like spinning around their stars, here you go! This is the third and latest installment of the mesmerizing Kepler Orrery videos by Daniel Fabrycky from the Kepler science team. It shows the relative sizes of the orbits and planets in the multi-transiting planetary systems discovered by Kepler up to November 2013 (according to the Kepler
If you’ve ever wanted to know what 3,538 exoplanets look like spinning around their stars, here yo
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WFIRST - Uncovering the Mysteries of the Universe - HD The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is an upcoming space telescope designed to perform wide-field imaging and spectroscopy of the infrared sky. One of WFIRST’s objectives will be looking for clues about dark energy--the mysterious force that is accelerating the expansion of the universe. Another objective of the mission
WFIRST - Uncovering the Mysteries of the Universe - HD The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (
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Astronomers from the University of Arizona have discovered a distant exoplanet with a set of characteristics so bizarre that they say it should not even exist. With a mass about 11 times that of Jupiter and an orbit about 650 times greater than the average Earth-Sun distance, newfound planet HD 106906 b, the UA astronomers say, is throwing a wrench into existing planet-formation theories. &q
Astronomers from the University of Arizona have discovered a distant exoplanet with a set of charact
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In this ESOcast we look at how astronomers have used ESO’s HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the cluster Messier 67. Although more than one thousand planets outside the Solar System are now confirmed, only a handful have been found in star clusters. Remarkably one of these new exoplanets is orbiting a star
In this ESOcast we look at how astronomers have used ESO’s HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along
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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 500,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants,
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit arou
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A team of astronomers have measured the mass and size of the smallest exoplanet yet, a Mars-sized planet named Kepler-138b orbiting a red dwarf star about 200 light years from the Solar System. The animation shows the mass-radius diagram based on measurements of 127 exoplanets. The video begins by showing planets with masses similar to Jupiter and slowly zooms towards small masses and radii pla
A team of astronomers have measured the mass and size of the smallest exoplanet yet, a Mars-sized pl
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This animation starts by showing us Kepler’s field-of-view in the direction of the constellations Cygnus and Lyra. We are next taken to the vicinity of the Kepler-444 planetary system, located some 117 light years away. Kepler-444, the parent star, was formed 11.2 billion years ago when the Universe was less than 20% its current age. This pale yellow-orange star is 25% smaller than the Sun a
This animation starts by showing us Kepler’s field-of-view in the direction of the constellati
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Since the early 1990’s, astronomers have known that extrasolar planets, or "exoplanets," orbit stars light-years beyond our own solar system. Although most exoplanets are too distant to be directly imaged, detailed studies have been made of their size, composition, and even atmospheric makeup - but how? By observing periodic variations in the parent star’s brightness and colo
Since the early 1990’s, astronomers have known that extrasolar planets, or "exoplanets,&q
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This ESOcast takes a close look at an unusual new group of small telescopes that has recently achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) will search for transiting exoplanets — planets that pass in front of their parent star and hence produce a slight dimming of the star’s light that can be detected by sensitive instrumen
This ESOcast takes a close look at an unusual new group of small telescopes that has recently achiev
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This visualization, produced using the Hayden Planetarium’s Digital Universe—the most comprehensive and scientifically accurate, three-dimensional map of the known universe— shows where the star HR 8799 is in relation to our solar system. Recently, a team of researchers led by the American Museum of Natural History used a suite of high-tech instrumentation and software called Project 1640 (w
This visualization, produced using the Hayden Planetarium’s Digital Universe—the most comprehens
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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an astrophysics Explorer-class mission between NASA and MIT. After launching in 2017, TESS will use four cameras to scan the entire sky, searching for planets outside our Solar System, known as exoplanets. The mission will monitor over 500,000 of the brightest stars in the sky, searching for dips in their brightness that would indicate a planet t
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an astrophysics Explorer-class mission between N
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NASA officially is beginning work on an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe -- the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). With a view 100 times bigger than that of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, WFIRST will aid researchers in their efforts to unravel the secrets of dark energy and dark matter, and explore the evolution of the cosmos. It also will disc
NASA officially is beginning work on an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of
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Not a single confirmed planet outside the Solar System had been detected before the year 1990. But, remarkably, we now know of thousands and have studied many in surprising detail. This ESOcast takes a look at how ESO’s observatories in Chile have been at the forefront of this enormous expansion in knowledge, and how their state-of-the-art instruments are continuing to discover and study the ext
Not a single confirmed planet outside the Solar System had been detected before the year 1990. But,
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In this edition of Space, Euronews correspondent Jeremy Wilks reports from the Observatory of Geneva - home to experts in exoplanets, the name given to planets outside our solar system. So far they have managed to find more than 3500 exoplanets but they believe there could be literally billions of them across the Milky Way. The first exoplanet to be discovered was what's known as a hot Jupit
In this edition of Space, Euronews correspondent Jeremy Wilks reports from the Observatory of Geneva
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The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieved first light. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of their bright parent stars and create a catalogue of targets for future exoplanet characterisation observations. Credit/Courtesy: ESO
The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieve
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This artists impression shows the orbit of the planet in the triple-star system HD 131399. Two of the stars are close together and the third, brighter component is orbited by a gas giant planet named HD 131399Ab. Located about 320 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur), HD 131399Ab is about 16 million years old, making it also one of the youngest exoplanets disco
This artists impression shows the orbit of the planet in the triple-star system HD 131399. Two of th
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Exoplanets – planets around other stars – are pretty weird places. But why are their names things like HD 20504b and Kepler-12c rather than Alderaan or Vulcan? PlanetQuest explains. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Exoplanets – planets around other stars – are pretty weird places. But why are their names thing
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Since astronomers discovered that the stars in the sky are other suns, humanity has wondered if they are also orbited by planets and if those planets host alien life. Since the discovery of the first exoplanet only 25 years ago Hubble is among the many instruments trying to answer these questions. This new Hubblecast tells the story of what we know so far and what we can hope for in the future.
Since astronomers discovered that the stars in the sky are other suns, humanity has wondered if they
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The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) successfully made its first observations in November 2017. Installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets with unprecedented precision by looking at the miniscule changes in the properties of light coming from their host stars. For the first time ever, an
The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) succes
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To many, Hubble is best known for its stunning images of celestial objects, but among astronomers it is admired for the valuable data it delivers. Hubble has helped revolutionise astronomy, including shedding light on dark matter and dark energy, lifting the veil on black holes, and peering into the dusty regions around stars to image exoplanets. This new Hubblecast is the second part of an explor
To many, Hubble is best known for its stunning images of celestial objects, but among astronomers it
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The atmosphere of an exoplanet can reveal a wealth of information, such as the planet’s temperature, its air pressure, and whether it is suitable for life. However, studying exoplanet atmospheres is one of the most challenging tasks in modern astronomy — and a challenge for Hubble too. This new episode of the Hubblecast describes how exoplanet atmospheres are analysed and what makes it such a
The atmosphere of an exoplanet can reveal a wealth of information, such as the planet’s temperatur
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In 2016 the Pale Red Dot team discovered a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun. Using ESO’s exoplanet hunter, HARPS, they are about to continue the hunt for the nearest exoplanets. See more in this episode of ESOcast Light. Credit/Courtesy: ESO
In 2016 the Pale Red Dot team discovered a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our S
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Scheduled to launch in the mid-2020s, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will function as Hubble’s wide-eyed cousin. While just as sensitive as Hubble's cameras, WFIRST's 300-megapixel Wide Field Instrument will image a sky area 100 times larger. This means a single WFIRST image will hold the equivalent detail of 100 pictures from Hubble. The mission’s wide field of view will
Scheduled to launch in the mid-2020s, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will functio
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A new discovery by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed seven Earth-sized planets around the M dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. Three of them lie in what is known as the habitable zone -- where there is the potential for liquid water. It is the largest batch of Earth-sized worlds ever discovered in the habitable zone of a single star. For more information about life around an M dwarf, v
A new discovery by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed seven Earth-sized planets around th
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The more we see other planets, the more the question comes into focus: Maybe we're the weird one? Decades of observing Earth from space has informed our search for signs of habitability and life on exoplanets and even planets in our own solar system. We're taking a closer look at what we've learned about Earth - our only example of a planet with life - to our search for life the universe. Complete
The more we see other planets, the more the question comes into focus: Maybe we're the weird one? De
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