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Tag: Exoplanet

Astronomers discover infant version of Jupiter 100 light years away from Earth

1 Eridani b
Chile: Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet, named 51 Eridani b, not more than 100 light years away from earth. The find was made by Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), which watches for faint, young planets orbiting bright, relatively nearby stars. The newly found exoplanet is...

Isolated Uranus-sized exoplanet discovered using Gravitational Microlensing

Exoplanet
Astronomers have confirmed the presence of an exoplanet as massive as the Uranus orbiting 370 million miles from its parent star, which is only slightly lesser than the distance between our Sun and the Jupiter. They discovered this Uranus sized exoplanet using a technique...

NASA discovers Kepler 452b, exoplanet most akin to Earth 1400 Light years away

NASA continues its quest for Earth-like planets with the aid of its planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler. Astronomers have recently discovered a planet much akin to Earth. The said planet is 1.5 times larger than Earth. The planet takes 385 days to orbit its star that is...

What makes the Discovery of Distant Exoplanet By NASA so important?

NASA’s astronomers recently made a discovery of an exoplanet placed around 13,000 light-years far from the earth, opening the possibilities of planetary mapping and discovery in the near future. This has enhanced the importance of the discovery of the exoplanet. During the project, the...

Researchers discover Exoplanet with 1000 kms wind speed and 1650 degrees heat in atmosphere

The team of astrophysicists from the universities of Geneva (UNIGE), Bern, and the Planets National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) have discovered an Exoplanet HD189733b with internal heat of around 1650 Celsius and a wind speed of 1000 kms. It is for the first...

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