Potentially Habitable Exoplanet discovered in our stellar neighborhood. The new Super-Earth in six-Planet system, may have an Earth-like climate. Image credit: J. Pinfield, for the RoPACS
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In this special episode, prepared for their 50th anniversary, ESO is looking at one of the greatest quests that astronomers have pursued over the centuries:
Exoplanet HD 189733b lies so near its star that it completes an orbit every 2.2 days! This artist’s rendering illustrates the evaporation of HD 189733b’s
This illustration shows the 63 hot Jupiter systems, planetary systems with Jupiter-size planet candidates in three-day orbits, and their stars as well as approximate stellar
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope was able to detect a super Earth’s direct light for the first time using its sensitive heat-seeking infrared vision. Super Earth’s
A new study from the European Southern Observatory announced via its HARPS planet finder, suggesting that Earth-sized rocky planets, are very common around faint red
Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have come up with a new class of planet, a waterworld enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere. It’s
This artist’s illustration gives an impression of how common planets are around the stars in a region of the Milky Way. The viewer is able
Astronomers using ESO’s world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced a rich haul of more than 50 new exoplanets, including 16 super-Earths, one of which
A super-Earth exoplanet, Gliese 581d, a rocky world orbiting a red dwarf star called Gliese 581, located around 20 light years from Earth, which makes