Search results for Planet Jupiter

Space Exploration Jul 21, 2016

Your guide to see five planets after sunset

After sundown from late July through August, there's the chance to see five planets at once in the evening sky.

Astronomy Mar 14, 2018

Eight new 'hot Jupiters' discovered by astronomers

European astronomers have detected eight new "hot Jupiter" exoplanets as part of the WASP-South transit survey. The newly discovered gas giants have short orbital periods and masses ranging from 0.42 to 5.2 Jupiter masses. ...

Astronomy Apr 18, 2014

How mighty Jupiter could have changed Earth's habitability

Is Jupiter a friendly planet, Earth's enemy, or perhaps both? For decades, scientists have talked about how the giant gas planet keeps some asteroids from striking our small world, while others have pointed out that Jupiter's ...

Astronomy Nov 27, 2017

Newly discovered twin planets could solve puffy planet mystery

Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet seventeen years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so large? Thanks to the recent discovery of twin planets ...

Astronomy Apr 10, 2018

Four new 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets discovered

Four new "hot Jupiter" extrasolar planets have been detected as part of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) exoplanet survey. The newly found alien worlds are generally similar in size, but vary ...

Astronomy Mar 22, 2012

Jupiter's melting heart sheds light on mysterious exoplanet

Scientists now have evidence that Jupiter's core has been dissolving, and the implications stretch far outside of our solar system.

Astronomy Jul 04, 2013

Hubble reveals variation between hot extrasolar planet atmospheres

First results from the analysis of eight 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets suggest that winds and clouds play an important role in the atmospheric make up of these exotic planets. Catherine Huitson of the University of Exeter will ...

Astronomy Jun 06, 2013

Stars don't obliterate their planets (very often)

(Phys.org) —Stars have an alluring pull on planets, especially those in a class called hot Jupiters, which are gas giants that form farther from their stars before migrating inward and heating up.

Astronomy Jun 14, 2010

Six new planets discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team, including Oxford University scientists, has discovered six diverse new planets, from 'shrunken-Saturns' to 'bloated hot Jupiters', as well a rare brown dwarf with 60 times the mass ...

Astronomy Jun 17, 2016

Unexpected excess of giant planets in star cluster

An international team of astronomers have found that there are far more planets of the hot Jupiter type than expected in a cluster of stars called Messier 67. This surprising result was obtained using a number of telescopes ...

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