News tagged with planet transits

Laser cloaking device could help us hide from aliens

Two astronomers at Columbia University in New York suggest humanity could use lasers to conceal the Earth from searches by advanced extraterrestrial civilisations. Professor David Kipping and graduate student Alex Teachey ...

dateMar 31, 2016 in Astronomy
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Astronomers detect five new 'hot Jupiters'

(—Giant exoplanets, like the so-called 'hot Jupiters' that are similar in characteristics to the solar system's biggest planet and orbit very close to their host stars, are excellent targets for astronomers in ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Astronomy report
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Hunting transiting exoplanets

European Southern Observatory (ESO) gears up for the exoplanet hunting. The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS), a wide-field observing system made up of an array of twelve telescopes was installed at ESO's Paranal Observatory ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Kepler finds a very wobbly planet

( —Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly world found by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Astronomy
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