nicolas cowan

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...

The dark side of extrasolar planets share surprisingly similar temperatures 

Published: 26Aug2019

A new study by McGill University astronomers has found that the temperature on the nightsides of different hot Jupiters is surprisingly uniform, suggesting the dark side of these massive gaseous...

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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