Search results for Planet Jupiter

Astronomy May 27, 2013

Big weather on hot Jupiters

Among the hundreds of new planets discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft are a class of exotic worlds known as "hot Jupiters." Unlike the giant planets of our own solar system, which remain at a safe distance from the sun, ...

Astronomy Sep 10, 2010

Early exit for hot Jupiter due to deadly tides

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bad news for planet hunters: most of the "hot Jupiters" that astronomers have been searching for in star clusters were likely destroyed long ago by their stars. In a paper accepted for publication by the ...

Astronomy Mar 19, 2014

Scientists detect water around a hot Jupiter

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are part of a research team that has detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system. The team, including scientists from California Institute ...

Astronomy Oct 19, 2015

Discovery of two close-in exoplanet companions sheds new light on planet formation

For the past 20 years, astronomers peered into the night sky, puzzled about a type of planet called hot Jupiters.

Astronomy Sep 11, 2014

'Hot Jupiters' provoke their own host suns to wobble

Blame the "hot Jupiters." These large, gaseous exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) can make their suns wobble when they wend their way through their own solar systems to snuggle up against their suns, according ...

Astronomy May 28, 2009

Planet-Hunting Method Succeeds at Last

(PhysOrg.com) -- A long-proposed tool for hunting planets has netted its first catch -- a Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars known.

Astronomy Jul 26, 2017

Four new short-period giant planets discovered

(Phys.org)—Astronomers have detected four new giant exoplanets as part of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) exoplanet survey. The newly found alien worlds are about the size of Jupiter, but ...

Astronomy Oct 18, 2016

Cloudy nights, sunny days on distant hot Jupiters

The weather forecast for faraway, blistering planets called "hot Jupiters" might go something like this: Cloudy nights and sunny days, with a high of 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit (about 1,300 degrees Celsius, or 1,600 Kelvin).

Space Exploration Aug 05, 2016

Decades of discovery: NASA's exploration of Jupiter

Launched five years ago on Aug. 5, 2011, NASA's Juno mission maneuvered into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016, joining a long tradition of discovery at the gas giant.

Space Exploration May 08, 2018

The latest from Juno as Jupiter appears bright in the night sky

Now is a great time to see Jupiter in the night sky, as the planet reaches opposition on Wednesday, May 9.

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