New research shows interstellar visitor 21/Borisov is not your average comet

 

New research shows interstellar visitor 21/Borisov is not your average comet

Two new separate studies published in Nature today have revealed that our second interstellar visitor, 21/Borisov, packs in three times as much CO than any other comet found wandering in the inner Solar System – a feature that gives astronomers a clue as to where it formed

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  New research shows interstellar visitor 21/Borisov is not your average comet Two new separate studies published in Nature today have revealed that our second interstellar visitor, 21/Borisov, packs in three times as much CO than any other comet found wandering in the inner Solar System – a feature that Continue Reading

Sub-Neptune sized planet validated with the Habitable-zone Planet Finder

A signal originally detected by the Kepler spacecraft has been validated as an exoplanet using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF), an astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State team and recently installed on the 10m Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory in Texas. The HPF provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby low-mass stars, and astronomers used it to validate the candidate planet by excluding all possibilities of contaminating signals to very high level of probability. The details of the findings appear in the Astronomical Journal.

Source: science.psu.edu/news/Mahadevan2-2020

A signal originally detected by the Kepler spacecraft has been validated as an exoplanet using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF), an astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State team and recently installed on the 10m Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory in Texas. The HPF provides the highest precision measurements to Continue Reading

New Exoplanet Search Strategy Claims First Discovery

 

New Exoplanet Search Strategy Claims First Discovery | Quanta Magazine

By watching for a special kind of flare, astronomers have identified the fingerprints of an Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star.

Source: www.quantamagazine.org/new-exoplanet-search-strategy-claims-first-discovery-20200218/

  New Exoplanet Search Strategy Claims First Discovery | Quanta Magazine By watching for a special kind of flare, astronomers have identified the fingerprints of an Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star. Source: www.quantamagazine.org/new-exoplanet-search-strategy-claims-first-discovery-20200218/

NASA launches a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon

NASA launches a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon – TechCrunch

A new telescope will seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 125,000 feet, using special optical technology that will filter out light from the stars they orbit to provide a better view. The telescope is the product of UMass Lowell, and took off on Tuesday morning from Fort Sum…

Source: techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/nasa-launches-a-new-earth-like-planet-hunting-telescope-using-a-giant-balloon/

NASA launches a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon – TechCrunch A new telescope will seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 125,000 feet, using special optical technology that will filter out light from the stars they orbit to provide a better view. The telescope Continue Reading

Nasa’s chief scientist ‘worried’ world is not ready for discovery of life on Mars

Leading astronomer says discovery will open up ‘whole new line of thinking’

Source: www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-mars-life-discovery-space-exomars-rover-chief-scientist-jim-green-a9125076.html

Leading astronomer says discovery will open up ‘whole new line of thinking’ Source: www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-mars-life-discovery-space-exomars-rover-chief-scientist-jim-green-a9125076.html

Is Another Interstellar Visitor Headed Our Way? – Sky & Telescope

Is Another Interstellar Visitor Headed Our Way? – Sky & Telescope

An amateur has discovered a comet that might be the second interstellar visitor after ‘Oumuamua — and it’s heading for perihelion late this year.

Source: www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/possible-interstellar-comet-headed-our-way/

Is Another Interstellar Visitor Headed Our Way? – Sky & Telescope An amateur has discovered a comet that might be the second interstellar visitor after ‘Oumuamua — and it’s heading for perihelion late this year. Source: www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/possible-interstellar-comet-headed-our-way/

Directly measuring the mass of an imaged planet

 

Directly measuring the mass of an imaged planet

Extremely accurate measurements of the position of β Pictoris from the Hipparcos and Gaia satellites allow the direct measurement of the mass of the imaged planet β Pic b.

Source: astrobites.org/2018/09/21/directly_measureing_the_mass_of_beta_pic_b/

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  Directly measuring the mass of an imaged planet Extremely accurate measurements of the position of β Pictoris from the Hipparcos and Gaia satellites allow the direct measurement of the mass of the imaged planet β Pic b. Source: astrobites.org/2018/09/21/directly_measureing_the_mass_of_beta_pic_b/

Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

 

Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist. 

Source: www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/scientists-identify-exoplanets-where-life-could-develop-as-it-did-on-earth

  Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist.  Source: www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/scientists-identify-exoplanets-where-life-could-develop-as-it-did-on-earth

The world’s most advanced camera aims to image habitable exoplanets

The world’s most advanced camera aims to image habitable exoplanets

With its high contrast ratio, DARKNESS could reveal planets hidden in the light of their host stars.

Source: www.astronomy.com/news/2018/04/the-worlds-most-advanced-camera-aims-to-image-habitable-exoplanets

The world’s most advanced camera aims to image habitable exoplanets With its high contrast ratio, DARKNESS could reveal planets hidden in the light of their host stars. Source: www.astronomy.com/news/2018/04/the-worlds-most-advanced-camera-aims-to-image-habitable-exoplanets

With the launch of TESS, NASA will boost its search for exoplanets | Science News

With the launch of TESS, NASA will boost its search for exoplanets

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will set the stage for the next chapter of exoplanet exploration.

Source: www.sciencenews.org/article/launch-tess-nasa-boost-search-exoplanets

With the launch of TESS, NASA will boost its search for exoplanets The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will set the stage for the next chapter of exoplanet exploration. Source: www.sciencenews.org/article/launch-tess-nasa-boost-search-exoplanets