exoplanet News of 10/15/19
Hubble Spots Liquid Water On A ‘Super-Earth’ 110 Light-Years Away
Water is not uncommon to find in our galaxy in ice or gaseous form, but liquid water is quite rare — and liquid and gaseous water on an Earth-like exoplanet? That’s never been observed… until now . Astronomers spotted this celestial ...
NASA’S Newest Planet-Hunting Satellite Finds Three New Worlds
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, a planet-seeking satellite that launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last April, has found three new worlds that orbit a nearby dwarf star which is both smaller and cooler than our own Sun. ...
NASA Releases The “Last Light” Image Taken By Kepler Before It Retired Last Year
NASA Kepler space telescope’s “last light” image NASA has released the final view taken by Kepler in September, shortly before the space telescope was retired after nearly a decade of unprecedented discoveries about the ...
NASA’S Prolific Planet-Hunter Kepler Has Finally Earned Its Retirement
After nine years of service, half a million stars surveyed, and thousands of planets discovered around those stars, NASA’s astonishingly successful Kepler space telescope is finally taking a well-earned rest . Out of fuel but in a safe ...