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IAU Invites Every Country to Name An Exoplanet and Its Host Star
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, exoplanet, host star, IAU )

Elle
- 5 days ago - earthsky.org
Nearly 100 countries have already signed up to organize national campaigns, to provide the public with an opportunity to vote. The deadline is July 30 to express interest in organizing a national campaign. The IAU will announce results in December.
Fiery Exoplanet May See a Trillion Lightning Flashes in An Hour | New Scientist
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, exoplanet )

Nelson
- 1078 days ago - newscientist.com
If the surface of ultra-hot exoplanet Kepler-b is covered in volcanoes it could experience 100 million to 2 trillion lighting flashes in a 2 hour period
Planet Spotted Forming Around Binary Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, discovery, space, planets, exoplanet )

Michael
- 1219 days ago - iflscience.com
A crescent-shaped gap has been observed in the gas around a pair of stars. The astronomers who discovered it believe the missing material is coalescing into a planet, providing an unprecedented opportunity to understand how planet formation happens.
Bizarre Alien Planet Acts Like A Comet
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, science, space, Behemoth, comet, planet, exoplanet, nasa )

Michael
- 1451 days ago - iflscience.com
There's an enormous cloud escaping from a warm Neptune-sized exoplanet, making it look like a comet, according to a new Nature study.
Nearby Exoplanet Is Best Candidate For Supporting Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, exoplanet, red dwarf, space, research, science, discovery, interesting )

Michael
- 1816 days ago - iflscience.com
Finding new exoplanets is always awesome, but discovering exoplanets within the star's habitable zone are exponentially more exciting.
New Hot Jupiter-Like Exoplanet Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: Exoplanet, space, astronomy )

Anna
- 3106 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A Qatar astronomer teamed with scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and other institutions to discover a new alien world. This "hot Jupiter," now named Qatar-1b, adds to the growing list of alien planets orbiting distant....
Astronomers Detect First Carbon-Rich Exoplanet
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, CarbonRich, Exoplanet, space )

Anna
- 3113 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A team led by a former postdoctoral researcher in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics, recently measured the first-ever planetary atmosphere that is substantially enriched in carbon.
First Superstorm on Exoplanet Detected
Science & Tech  (tags: Superstorm, atmosphere, exoplanet, Detected )

Anna
- 3281 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Astronomers have measured a superstorm for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, the well-studied "hot Jupiter" HD209458b.
Scientists Discover Earth-Like, Water-Rich Planet: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, planets, Earth-like planets, exoplanet, cosmos )

IE
- 3469 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Astronomers have discovered a new Earth-like planet that is larger than our own and may be more than half covered with water, according to a study published Wednesday in the science journal Nature.
New Planet Found in Constellation Leo
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, space, technology, astrophysics, constellation, exoplanet, orbit, planet, star )

J.
- 4086 days ago - ucl.ac.uk
The new planet, dubbed GJ 436c, lies at a distance of 30 light years from the Earth and has a mass five times that of our planet, but is the smallest found to date, according to the astronomers.
   

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