Astronomers find first compelling evidence for a Moon, an exomoon, outside our solar system.
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Artist’s impression of the view from a hypothetical moon around a exoplanet orbiting a triple star system. Credit: NASA
In recent years, extrasolar moons, or exomoons, have become exciting to astronomers because of the myriad of properties they could exhibit that we don’t see
An ‘exomoon’ that is almost three times the size of Earth orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet, discovered outside our Solar System.
The moons of rogue exoplanets that don’t have stars could have water and be a good place to find life.
Gigantic exoplanet ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s, the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system.
According to astrobiologists, these may be the four most tantalizing potentially habitable moons in our Solar System. Europa, Ganymede, Titan and Enceladus shown at the same scale.
This artist’s conception illustrates Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It is the first planet that
Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next two decades. “The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms