Search results for Planet Neptune

Astronomy 14 hours ago

Deep water on Neptune and Uranus may be magnesium-rich

While scientists have amassed considerable knowledge of the rocky planets in our solar system, like Earth and Mars, much less is known about the icy water-rich planets, Neptune and Uranus.

Astronomy May 17, 2021

Shrinking planets could explain mystery of universe's missing worlds

There's been a breakthrough in the case of the missing planets.

Astronomy May 10, 2021

New sub-Neptune exoplanet discovered by astronomers

A team of astronomers from the Grenoble Alpes University in France and elsewhere, reports the detection of a new sub-Neptune exoplanet orbiting an M dwarf star. The newly found alien world, designated TOI-269 b, is nearly ...

Space Exploration Apr 19, 2021

NASA's New Horizons reaches a rare space milestone

In the weeks following its launch in early 2006, when NASA's New Horizons was still close to home, it took just minutes to transmit a command to the spacecraft, and hear back that the onboard computer received and was ready ...

General Physics Apr 16, 2021

Scientists may detect signs of extraterrestrial life in the next 5 to 10 years

Research shows that a new telescope could detect a potential signature of life on other planets in as little as 60 hours.

Astronomy Apr 15, 2021

Researchers identify five double star systems potentially suitable for life

Almost half a century ago the creators of Star Wars imagined a life-sustaining planet, Tatooine, orbiting a pair of stars. Now, 44 years later, scientists have found new evidence that that five known systems with multiple ...

Astronomy Apr 01, 2021

NASA's Roman mission predicted to find 100,000 transiting planets

NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will create enormous cosmic panoramas, helping us answer questions about the evolution of our universe. Astronomers also expect the mission to find thousands of planets using two different ...

Astronomy Mar 31, 2021

Two strange planets: Neptune and Uranus remain mysterious after new findings

Uranus and Neptune both have a completely skewed magnetic field, perhaps due to the planets' special inner structures. But new experiments by ETH Zurich researchers now show that the mystery remains unsolved.

Astronomy Mar 29, 2021

Many planetary systems prematurely evaporate into thin air

When stars are born, large clouds of gas and dust form that are known as circumstellar discs. Research by Ph.D. candidate Francisca Concha-Ramírez shows that strong radiation from neighboring stars soon evaporates the dust ...

Astronomy Mar 24, 2021

Pandora mission would expand NASA's capabilities in probing alien worlds

In the quest for habitable planets beyond our own, NASA is studying a mission concept called Pandora, which could eventually help decode the atmospheric mysteries of distant worlds in our galaxy. One of four low-cost astrophysics ...

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