exoplanets

A year lasts only 17.5 hours on the “hellish planet” |  CNN

A year lasts only 17.5 hours on the “hellish planet” | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Exoplanet 55 Cancri e has many names, but the rocky world located 40 light years from Earth is the best known for its reputation as a “hellish planet”. This super-Earth, so named because …

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A year lasts only 17.5 hours on the “hellish planet” |  CNN

A year lasts only 17.5 hours on the “hellish planet” | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Exoplanet 55 Cancri e has many names, but the rocky world located 40 light years from Earth is the best known for its reputation as a “hellish planet”. This super-Earth, so named because …

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Do exoplanet scientists have any favorite exoplanets?

Do exoplanet scientists have any favorite exoplanets?

Exoplanets have been causing a stir over the past decade-plus, with scientists regularly confirming new exoplanets thanks to NASA’s Kepler and TESS missions, as well as the James Webb Space Telescope recently examining exoplanet atmospheres. It’s because of these discoveries that exoplanet science has become an exciting field of intrigue and wonder, but do the …

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A study tries to discover the best land/ocean ratio for the habitability of exoplanets

A study tries to discover the best land/ocean ratio for the habitability of exoplanets

The Earth is approximately 29% land and 71% ocean. How important is this mix for habitability? What does it tell us about the habitability of exoplanets? There are very few places on Earth where life has not taken hold. Multiple factors contribute to the overall habitability of our planet: abundant liquid water, plate tectonics, volume …

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Webb Telescope captures first glimpse of exoplanet's atmospheric decay |  CNN

Webb Telescope captures first glimpse of exoplanet’s atmospheric decay | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed molecular and chemical portrait of the sky of a distant planet, marking another first for the exoplanet science community. WASP-39b, otherwise known as Bocaprins, …

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JWST spotted chemical reactions in an exoplanet's atmosphere

JWST spotted chemical reactions in an exoplanet’s atmosphere

Astronomers analyzing data from the James Webb Space Telescope have spotted signs of chemical reactions caused by starlight in an exoplanet’s atmosphere for the first time Space November 22, 2022 By Alex Wilkins Artist’s impression of exoplanet WASP-39b NASA/JPL-Caltech/Robert Hurt; Center for Astrophysics-Harvard & Smithsonian/Melissa Weiss The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has spotted chemical …

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Why This Confusing New Image of Jupiter Could Help Us Live Beyond Earth

Why This Confusing New Image of Jupiter Could Help Us Live Beyond Earth

The Keck Planet Finder achieved first light on November 9, 2022 after capturing a spectrum of … [+] Jupiter. WM Keck Observatory/Caltech/Team KPF A strange new image of the giant planet Jupiter has been released today which scientists say will help them identify Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. The eerie image of the WM Keck …

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