Tag archive for ‘Extrasolar planet’
Jewish Business News On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Astronomers discover ‘young Jupiter’ exoplanet

A planet 100 light-years away that resembles a young Jupiter has been discovered by an international team of astronomers that includes six UCLA scientists. The discovery is reported Aug. 13 in the online edition More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

VIDEO: Astronomers discover planet with two suns like ‘Tatooine’ from Star Wars

  Astronomers at the 29th International Astronomical Union General Assembly will announce on August 14 the discovery of a new transiting “circumbinary” planet, bringing the number of such More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, July 31st, 2015

NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. Dubbed More...

Jewish Business News On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

NASA just discovered an Earth-like planet

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. Earth 2.0 is: It’s 60% larger than Earth. It’s most likely rocky,  More...

Jewish Business News On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

‘Puffed up planet’ orbiting small star discovered by Australian astronomers

The Australian discovery of a strange exoplanet orbiting a small cool star 500 light years away is challenging ideas about how planets form. “We have found a small star, with a giant planet the size More...

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