exoplanet

A ‘super-puff’ planet like no other

Published: 18Jan2021

The core mass of the giant exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than what was thought necessary to build up the immense gas envelope surrounding giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn, according to a...

Supersonic winds, rocky rains forecasted on lava planet

Published: 3Nov2020

Among the most extreme planets discovered beyond the edges of our solar system are lava planets: fiery hot worlds that circle so close to their host star that some regions are likely oceans of...

A ‘hot Jupiter’ with unusual winds

Published: 22Jan2018

The hottest point on a gaseous planet near a distant star isn’t where astrophysicists expected it to be – a discovery that challenges scientists’ understanding of the many planets of this type...

Expert: NASA News Conference on exoplanet (Feb. 22, 2017)

Published: 22Feb2017

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA...

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