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"27.03.2017 21:24:15" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Merger-mania: A supermassive black hole inside a tiny galaxy is challenging scientists' ideas about what happens when two galaxies become one.
Read more: https://go.nasa.gov/2n9JRaR
"23.03.2017 20:10:59" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory The pulsar next door: Andromeda's bright X-ray mystery solved by NuSTAR Satellite.
Read more: https://go.nasa.gov/2mYJCA3 Our galactic neighbor Andromeda puzzled astronomers for years with mysterious radiation.
"22.03.2017 22:10:02" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Really nice Webbcam view right now: https://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html They are setting up to measure the mirrors again, post-environmental testing. All that is gold does not glitter, but the gold coating on Webb's primary mirror does. Check out a live view of our shiny telescope in progress.
"22.03.2017 17:25:48" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Where did life come from? Are we alone? Discover the science of astrobiology at a #NASASocial event this April in Arizona: http://go.nasa.gov/2nb4OWk
"20.03.2017 19:45:25" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glittering from a distance of about 50 million light-years from Earth, this spiral galaxy appears as a circular frisbee from this edge-on perspective. The spiral arms, which curve out from this galaxy's dense core, can just about be seen. Find out more: For an out-of-this-world Monday, here's a spiral galaxy 50 million light-years away, in the constellation of Horologium (The Pendulum Clock).
"16.03.2017 18:17:27" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We continue to do amazing work to develop and launch our missions and increase this nation's technical capabilities across the board. The fiscal year 2018 budget proposal enables us to continue our work with industry to enhance government capabilities,
"14.03.2017 17:44:06" www.jpl.nasa.gov www.jpl.nasa.gov https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/images/activities/piday2017_trappist1.gif Do you like Pi? Take our NASA #PiDay Challenge and solve for habitable planets around our latest exoplanet discovery, TRAPPIST-1: http://go.nasa.gov/2lXAb7H
"10.03.2017 20:35:06" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Education Educators, it's Friday before #PiDay! Gotta get down on Pi Day? Here's a standards-aligned lesson that's cross-cutting and stellar!
Learn about the science behind the lesson in our #TeachableMoment: Hey problem solvers! Can you find the habitable zone of seven Earth-sized planets with math? Bet you a pi you can.
"08.03.2017 19:54:33" Photos from NASA Planetquest's post Some women find new planets among the stars. Meet the inspiring scientists, engineers and students that are our STEM leaders: go.nasa.gov/2mBIXqS
"08.03.2017 18:02:30" New data! NASA's Kepler telescope has publicly released new info on the TRAPPIST-1 system The data on the seven Earth-sized worlds is available to the public: http://go.nasa.gov/2n6G92Y
"07.03.2017 20:37:51" How did the Spitzer Space Telescope find the seven TRAPPIST-1 worlds? By the “transit method,” or when a planet passes between its star and our telescope. See the transit method and four other ways to find a planet here: http://go.nasa.gov/2eHWxSP
"06.03.2017 21:44:09" A Ticket to Explore JPL 2017 (official page) A Ticket to Explore JPL 2017 (official page) "A Ticket to Explore JPL” is a special weekend when we open our doors to the public and display all the ways we're exploring the solar system and beyond. Tickets will be required for entry. RSVPing to this Facebook page is NOT a ticket and DOES NOT We'll be there, sharing our excitement about planets around other stars!
"02.03.2017 20:08:09" exoplanets.nasa.gov Probing seven promising worlds with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets around TRAPPIST-1 has astronomers hoping the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope could help us find life. How the future NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will study the atmospheres of seven Earth-size planets around TRAPPIST-1 for ozone and other signs of life: http://go.nasa.gov/2ls8vCE
"02.03.2017 01:10:01" Timeline Photos For Women's History Month, meet one astronomy's leading planet hunters, the head engineer searching for another Earth: http://go.nasa.gov/2aRiBOu
"28.02.2017 18:39:15" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Shine on, you crazy pulsar. NuSTAR Satellite together with ESA-XMM Newton detect brightest pulsar, which is also the farthest known neutron star.
More info: http://go.nasa.gov/2mpxo6X How do these "lighthouse" stars shine so bright? It's another mystery for astronomers to figure out.
"27.02.2017 21:36:48" Timeline Photos Seven new Earth-size exoplanets found, and they are live in Eyes on Exoplanets! See the Trappist-1 system now! http://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-exoplanets.html
"24.02.2017 23:02:41" exoplanets.nasa.gov Exoplanet discovery: Seven Earth-sized planets around a single star The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system have lit a new fire in the search for life. This is the resource page for all images, videos, and interactive media from the NASA news conference. Oh exoplanet, where art thou? Find art for the #TRAPPIST1 planets and more on our resources page: http://exoplanets.nasa.gov/trappist1
"24.02.2017 20:31:46" Timeline Photos What is an ultracool dwarf? Or a habitable zone? We answer your most-asked exoplanet questions in our FAQ: http://exoplanets.nasa.gov/faq
"24.02.2017 19:50:27" Maybe the sun never sets...or rises on seven Earth-size planets. Discover how life around an M dwarf could be very different from life on Earth.
"24.02.2017 01:41:29" NASA Planetquest
"23.02.2017 22:12:13" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Need a vacation? Head on over to the fourth planet in the #TRAPPIST1 system by downloading our newest travel poster.
Download high-res poster here: http://go.nasa.gov/2ldvgLs
"23.02.2017 20:26:35" Stand on the surface of #TRAPPIST1-d in this 360 video! We picture reddish skies casting harsh light across the sand of an exoplanet. What do you imagine you'd see?
"23.02.2017 19:02:18" exoplanets.nasa.gov Earth-sized planets: The newest, weirdest generation Scientists ponder the prospects for life on seven newly discovered worlds orbiting the small, cool star called TRAPPIST-1, some 40 light-years away. Will we find life on the 7 Earth-sized exoplanets around TRAPPIST-1? M dwarfs emit strong solar flares, so odds are long...but possible.
"23.02.2017 02:56:56" exoplanets.nasa.gov Exoplanet discovery: Seven Earth-sized planets around a single star Want to know what all the excitement was about today's exoplanet discovery? Find everything you need to know about the seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star at our TRAPPIST-1 page: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/trappist1
"22.02.2017 19:44:36" reddit.com We're NASA scientists & exoplanet experts. Ask us anything about today's announcement of seven Earth-size planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1! • r/IAmA Today, Feb. 22, 2017, NASA announced the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly... Join our Reddit AMA at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT and use #askNASA to ask exoplanet scientists about today's TRAPPIST-1 news! En español también.
"22.02.2017 19:14:21" exoplanets.nasa.gov NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. See the first discovery of seven Earth-sized planets around one star, TRAPPIST-1! Three planets are in habitable zone, where it's most likely to find liquid water: http://go.nasa.gov/2l9aYTl
"22.02.2017 18:06:09" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tune in today for NASA news from beyond our solar system.
"15.02.2017 20:19:27" exoplanets.nasa.gov NASA-funded website lets the public search for new nearby worlds NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space. Help us find planets like Planet 9! By watching movies from our WISE mission, you could spot a new world for NASA.
Join the search here: http://backyardworlds.org
"14.02.2017 21:00:07" Timeline Photos A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away
"14.02.2017 18:32:59" Photos from NASA Planetquest's post Hey space Valentines, you're all out of this world! XO planet
Download & send to your Valentine: http://go.nasa.gov/2knbwsv
"14.02.2017 00:41:54" exoplanets.nasa.gov Scientists make huge dataset of nearby stars available to public A team of scientists has released the largest collection of observations for hunting exoplanets to the public. Help find the next exoplanet! Scientists have made years of star data available to the public to help find planets
"10.02.2017 22:47:13" exoplanets.nasa.gov JPL rolls out the red carpet for 'Baby Kepler' "Baby Kepler," and his parents recently took a tour of JPL. The boy is named after both the NASA space telescope and the 17th century astronomer. Do you love science? Meet baby Kepler, named in honor of our famous space telescope
"09.02.2017 23:13:40" exoplanets.nasa.gov Hubble witnesses massive comet-like object pollute atmosphere of a white dwarf For the first time, scientists have witnessed an exo-comet being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a dead star. The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a huge alien cousin of Halley's Comet being destroyed and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf star.
"09.02.2017 02:19:11" exoplanets.nasa.gov NASA team looks to ancient Earth first to study hazy exoplanets The study of ancient Earth may help astronomers better understand which hazy, distant planets have conditions suitable for life. Earth is our home, but ancient Earth is a great model for some hazy planets light-years away. Learn how our scientists are using Archean Earth as a model for how life may arise on another world.
"08.02.2017 18:11:28" Artist's concept of an exoplanet surface A new NASA study indicates the most common stars in the universe may be too stormy for life as we know it. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2kI8Li5
Video: In this artist's concept, X-ray and extreme ultraviolet light from a young red dwarf star cause ions
"07.02.2017 20:21:45" exoplanets.nasa.gov Mysterious white dwarf pulsar discovered University of Warwick researchers identify a white dwarf pulsar – a star type which has eluded astronomers for half a century. Astronomers have identified a white dwarf pulsar – a star type which has eluded astronomers for half a century. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2ln8MIi
From the University of Warwick
"06.02.2017 19:11:02" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Seen from outside, Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling moons: cold, icy and inhospitable. But under that forbidding exterior may exist the very conditions needed for life. More info: http://go.nasa.gov/2jUIboT
Photo by NASA's Cassini Mission Icy moons like Enceladus stretch our ideas of where life could be in the universe. By studying Enceladus, we may learn that a habitable world is actually a moon.
"01.02.2017 22:21:48" Timeline Photos For the first day of African-American History Month meet the strong women of color who fly NASA to new heights. Learn their names and stories: http://go.nasa.gov/2jWO2pC
"31.01.2017 17:30:17" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration This year marks 50 years since the fatal Apollo 1 fire. We remember its crew and all the members of the NASA family who have lost their lives furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Watch: http://go.nasa.gov/2jqQUiv
"30.01.2017 21:18:52" Timeline Photos A new planet imager has the potential to see planetary systems closer to their stars than any other instrument in the world. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2jOrTd4
"27.01.2017 02:30:54" i.imgur.com i.imgur.com See another solar system! These are real images of a four-planet system circling a star about 130 light-years from Earth. Read about it: http://go.nasa.gov/2kySSt1
From: Many Worlds
"27.01.2017 00:51:43" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration A simple chemistry method designed specifically to analyze for amino acids, the structural building blocks of all life on Earth, could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2jWDJCW
"24.01.2017 19:30:18" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope We're inviting you to create #JWST inspired art, and share with us on #JWSTArt! Read more about how and why: https://www.nasa.gov/jwstart Send us your artwork for our new mighty planet-hunter, and we'll share it with the world!
"23.01.2017 21:48:07" scientificamerican.com Signs of Alien Air Herald a New Era of Exoplanet Discoveries New efforts hint that nearby world GJ 1132 b may have an Earth-like atmosphere with water and methane This Earth cousin has an atmosphere, but is that atmosphere Earth-like? Our exoplanet scientists weigh in.
"18.01.2017 02:12:05" Timeline Photos We had a little visitor to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory today! His name is Kepler, after the Kepler telescope More about his family coming soon!
"13.01.2017 21:24:36" Timeline Photos Discovery alert! A hot Neptune planet, unlike anything in our solar system. It was found 750 light-years from Earth by NASA's Kepler and K2 Missions. See it & other discoveries in 3D in our New Worlds Atlas: http://go.nasa.gov/2ii3GdF
"12.01.2017 18:17:00" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Join us online to talk about NASA Planetquest—the search for strange new worlds. Live Exoplanet Q+A Thursday on http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 Tonight! Tune in to ask questions about planets outside our solar system.
"10.01.2017 23:18:32" nasa.gov www.nasa.gov Hubble has captured the 'shadow play' of a possible planet in a nearby stellar system. Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/2iCS59P
"09.01.2017 20:29:02" Timeline Photos #OTD 25 years ago, humans found the first planets outside our solar system– worlds so extreme they're debated as the "first." These ghostly pulsar planets orbit a dead star, their auroras formed by radiation raining down on the planet. Learn why:
"06.01.2017 21:49:00" exoplanets.nasa.gov Can garnet planets be habitable? What if Earth-sized planets are made-up of minerals that are distinctly not Earth-like? Astronomers are studying the mix of elements in exoplanet host stars to consider what this reveals about the conditions for life on their planets. Garnet, commonly known as a polished gemstone on Earth, makes up some strange worlds around other stars. But could these "jewel" Earth-sized planets still have conditions suitable for life as we know it?
"06.01.2017 16:40:18" Kepler and K2 Missions [Host begins at 2m50s] Greetings! We're here at the 229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society with scientists from around the world who are doing exciting research with the Kepler and #K2Mission. We'll be taking questions from your comments. So, Live with Kepler and K2 Missions, NASA scientists from around the country answered your questions! Learn about the search for life AND how each person joined NASA.
"05.01.2017 22:40:27" Kepler and K2 Missions Hey y'all, Friday at 930 CT we'll be broadcasting *live* from the 229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Join the Facebook Live and meet scientists from our third rock from the sun, and hear about the cool research their doing with the Kepler TOMORROW: Ask NASA scientists your questions live! At 9:30 am CT on the Kepler and K2 Missions page, learn how our scientists got their jobs at NASA and ask your questions about the search for life in the universe.
"01.01.2017 18:00:04" exoplanets.nasa.gov Exoplanets 101 "The big question we all have: Are we alone in the universe? And exoplanets confirm the suspicion that planets are not rare." - Neil Neil deGrasse Tyson Welcome 2017! Earth's place in the universe may be small, but it is mighty. Our New Year's resolution is to keep searching for other worlds and life among the stars.: http://go.nasa.gov/2dskxcC
"31.12.2016 18:00:01" Timeline Photos It's New Year's Eve, and we're counting down with the top 5 exoplanet discoveries of 2016: http://go.nasa.gov/2ik9L9F
"31.12.2016 17:00:03" Timeline Photos Our eighth and final holiday exoplanet is a cherry. Planet GJ 504 b glows pink with heat, like a cherry blossom in space. And you can see this gas giant from Earth with an unaided eye. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2f50EI5
"30.12.2016 18:00:02" Timeline Photos The planet HD 131399Ab is unlike any other known world. Its three stars would mean triple sunsets and seasons that last longer than human lifetimes. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2g4vdlT
"29.12.2016 18:00:01" Timeline Photos Our sixth holiday image is of a planet family. A rare photo of an entire system shows star HR 8799 and its four giant planets, found around 130 light-years from Earth. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2iilTYO
"28.12.2016 18:00:02" Timeline Photos Baby photos! This composite image of the young star system LkCa15 is the first picture of planets in the making, 450 light-years away. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2h4NGeB
"27.12.2016 18:00:02" Timeline Photos Why so distant? Our fourth holiday exoplanet is the massive HD 106906 b. This world is more than 20 times farther from its star than Neptune is from our sun! Its orbit challenges our idea of how solar systems form. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2h4KwHv
"26.12.2016 18:00:02" Timeline Photos A striking young Jupiter cousin in near-infrared light hints at how our own Jupiter may have formed long ago. 51 Eridani b is still young enough that it glows from the heat of its birth: http://go.nasa.gov/2hVPIQ7
"25.12.2016 21:01:00" exoplanets.nasa.gov Star Wars: Fact or Fiction? Do you know more about the Milky Way, or a galaxy far, far away? Test your knowledge and discover if you're a Padawan ... or a Jedi Master. Need a game to play with the whole family? Try our Fact vs. Fiction quiz, and see who's the space ace in the family.
"25.12.2016 17:00:02" Timeline Photos For our second day of exoplanets, see Beta Pictoris b in orbit! It's our best view yet of an exoplanet moving around a distant star. Beta Pictoris b is a gas giant bigger than Jupiter, 63 light-years awayy. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2i3VrmK
"24.12.2016 18:00:02" Timeline Photos A galaxy like the sweep of a snow angel's wing cradles its infant stars, which may one day birth worlds. Happy holidays, universe.
"24.12.2016 17:00:03" Timeline Photos We're having 8 days of exoplanets for the holidays! Each day we'll share a photo of a planet light-years away, for a light-filled season✨ Our first is Fomalhaut b aka "Dagon", a planet almost twice Jupiter's size. The red streaks are scattered starlight,
"23.12.2016 18:00:03" Timeline Photos We're working one step at a time on the challenges facing human interstellar travel. How close are we to crossing the cosmic void? More: http://go.nasa.gov/2icxBEe
"22.12.2016 18:01:57" NASA Space Place Planets that orbit around other stars are called #exoplanets. We are looking for Earth-like planets in other solar systems. But how can we do that, if exoplanets are very hard to see directly with telescopes? Find out in this video!
"21.12.2016 18:55:59" exoplanets.nasa.gov Interstellar: Crossing the cosmic void Movies like "Interstellar" and "Passengers" imagine a time when human beings can travel deep into space, but how close are we? Meet the NASA engineers working to make it possible. The movie "Passengers" imagines a future when human beings can travel deep into space, but how close are we? Humanity's great leap into the space between the stars has, in a sense, already begun.
"21.12.2016 18:01:11" Photos from NASA Planetquest's post Looking for last-minute gifts for the holidays? Print our free space travel posters and skip the mall! Download here: http://go.nasa.gov/2ftiCWE
"20.12.2016 18:12:02" Timeline Photos A festive pink nebula lights up the a Milky Way satellite galaxy. The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the glowing pink nebula, named NGC 248. It's located in the Small Magellanic Cloud, 200,000 light-years away, and yet can still be seen in
"19.12.2016 21:17:00" A new study has found that Neptune-like planets are more likely to form in the icy outer reaches of other solar systems than other kinds of planets. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2h4MvRc
"19.12.2016 19:53:07" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Like a cosmic winter wonderland, radiation from hot, young stars energizes the cooler gas in the cloud that surrounds them creating these spectacular colors. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2hSrply
"16.12.2016 21:18:53" exoplanets.nasa.gov Star Wars: Fact or Fiction? Do you know more about the Milky Way or a galaxy far, far away? Test what you know to be true, and discover if you're a Padawan…or a Jedi Master. Test your knowledge and take the quiz. Do or do not. There is no try.
"16.12.2016 20:41:47" exoplanets.nasa.gov exoplanets.nasa.gov That's no moon! Fly through our 3D playground of Star Wars-like exoplanets. But watch out for the Death Star hidden among them: http://go.nasa.gov/29repmJ
You can tour the galaxy on your phone or laptop.
"15.12.2016 21:00:00" exoplanets.nasa.gov Are planets like those in Star Wars 'Rogue One' really out there? In the "Star Wars" universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than science fiction. Star Wars planets might not be so far-fetched after all.
"15.12.2016 19:00:34" Photos from NASA Planetquest's post Could planets like those imagined in #StarWars be real? Look at what we've found so far: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/154508197349/could-planets-like-those-imagined-in-star-wars-be
Top photo credit: Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.
"14.12.2016 21:30:01" Timeline Photos If you're excited for #RogueOne so are we! To tide us over, get your own free poster of a rogue planet, the darkest possible world: http://go.nasa.gov/2gRobPr
"14.12.2016 20:38:22" NASA Ames Research Center Need more space in your life? Download the newly designed NASA app on the App Store for the latest NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration news, images, videos and more: https://www.nasa.gov/nasaapp
"12.12.2016 22:02:33" exoplanets.nasa.gov Winds of rubies and sapphires strike the sky of giant planet Signs of powerful winds have been detected on a planet 16 times larger than Earth, over 1,000 light-years away. Powerful changing winds have been detected on a planet 16 times larger than Earth, over 1,000 light-years away – among the first weather systems discovered on a gas giant outside our solar system.
From University of Warwick.
"08.12.2016 21:17:33" nytimes.com The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth The star-crossed life of Sara Seager, an astrophysicist obsessed with discovering distant worlds. Who's looking for life on other Earths? The New York Times profiles one exoplanet pioneer determined to find it.
"06.12.2016 20:16:00" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration What's visible in the night sky this month? Mars and Neptune above the crescent moon, plus a New Year's Eve comet! Find out when and where to look up: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/154124193119/whats-up-for-december-2016
"01.12.2016 21:30:22" Timeline Photos If the rings of Saturn impress you, prepare to marvel at J1407 b. Dubbed a super-Saturn, this planet has rings much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn, and about 200 times larger. If J1407 b replaced Saturn in the solar system, the rings
"01.12.2016 18:00:01" Timeline Photos Welcome winter! Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is the Flaming Star Nebula, to keep us warm with thoughts of how dust and gas come together to create cosmic majesty.
Image credit: Adam Block/Mt. Lemmon
"29.11.2016 21:45:35" Timeline Photos Discovery alert! Welcome to our newest find, a super-Earth around a cool red star. GJ 536 b is only about 33 light-years away, a relatively nearby neighbor.
"25.11.2016 17:30:55" Timeline Photos #BlackFriday? How about black world Friday! TrEs-2b is the blackest planet around a star, less reflective than coal: http://go.nasa.gov/2g02i1B
"24.11.2016 17:32:21" Timeline Photos Happy Thanksgiving from our growing family to yours! We're thankful for the cornucopia of new worlds this year brought us– over 1,000– soon to be more!
"23.11.2016 20:55:35" Timeline Photos Om nom nom! Hey USA, are you ready to nom some turkey? The star WASP-12 is in the spirit as it feasts on its egg-shaped planet. Little WASP-12b is being devoured by a cool twist of physics. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2afzGib
"22.11.2016 22:19:41" exoplanets.nasa.gov exoplanets.nasa.gov Hey Venus! You think you're hot? Check out your cousin, 55 Cancri e, a potential lava world. Venus is hot because it has a thick, hot (mostly) carbon dioxide atmosphere, but 55 Cancri e boils because it orbits its star every 18 hours! Wild temperature
"18.11.2016 22:22:11" #ICYMI Winter is coming! ❄️ Yes, there's a planet like Game of Thrones. It orbits three stars so seasons change about once every 100 years. You'd see spectacular triple sunrises and sunsets OR constant daylight. But you can't stand on HD 131399Ab because
"17.11.2016 01:18:19" NASA Space Place Get ready for the peak of the #Leonids tomorrow and Friday! Here's everything you need to know about meteor showers: http://go.nasa.gov/1RoeKSb Kids, young and old, don't miss the meteor shower tonight and tomorrow! The night sky is putting on a show for Earth this week.
"16.11.2016 22:44:45" exoplanets.nasa.gov Jupiter's extended family? A billion or more The giant planet Jupiter could hold the secret to the formation of the solar system, of Earth itself, and of a billion or more "Jupiters" orbiting distant stars. Hey Jupiter! You aren't really alone in the universe, big guy. There are BILLIONS of Jupiters in your galaxy. Your big brother, Kepler-7b, is twice your size. And your sister planet HD 100546 b is SEVEN times your size.
"15.11.2016 20:50:11" exoplanets.nasa.gov Q&Alien- What's in an exoplanet name? Exoplanets can be pretty weird places, but do their names have to be so weird, too? Watch and learn how the scientific community determines and categorizes these unique planets. Exoplanets can be pretty weird places, but do their names have to be so weird, too?
"14.11.2016 19:15:19" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Have you gone out to look at the supermoon yet? Look up tonight Earthlings!
"10.11.2016 17:11:04" exoplanets.nasa.gov NASA space telescopes pinpoint elusive brown dwarf Two NASA space telescopes have spotted a fleeting cosmic object called the missing link between stars and planets. Two NASA space telescopes have spotted a fleeting cosmic object called the missing link between stars and planets.
Spitzer Space Telescope
"09.11.2016 19:38:58" Timeline Photos Happy birthday Carl Sagan. You taught us to look at the stars, but remember where we come from. One home, Earth.
"08.11.2016 18:27:52" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Good morning America! Today's #ElectionDay. Here's a look at our country on this Blue Marble. Remember to go vote today!
"08.11.2016 00:15:04" NASA Planetquest It took humans thousands of years to find the seven other planets in our solar system, and, not long ago, it seemed possible that was the limit of what we'd discover. Exoplanets, especially Earth-like ones, were the stuff of science fiction.
"08.11.2016 00:15:04" NASA Planetquest It took humans thousands of years to find the seven other planets in our solar system, and, not long ago, it seemed possible that was the limit of what we'd discover. Exoplanets, especially Earth-like ones, were the stuff of science fiction.
"07.11.2016 21:43:18" Photos from NASA Planetquest's post Want to get out of this world? We have just the thing to brighten up your day. Our gallery of retro travel bureau posters imagine human beings on some amazing and exotic (and real!) alien worlds.
Free to download and print: http://go.nasa.gov/2ftiCWE
"07.11.2016 20:38:13" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Voting can be out of this world! Literally. See how our astronauts cast their vote from the International Space Station: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/152733055774/vote-while-you-float-an-astronaut-voting-story #Election2016
"04.11.2016 20:20:39" Humans have sent flying machines to every planet in our solar system. But we can't yet fly to the over 3,000 alien worlds we've discovered around other stars. Here are 5 ways to find a planet outside the solar system:
"02.11.2016 20:16:45" exoplanets.nasa.gov Infographic: Planet Kepler-186f, trailblazer The first discovery of an Earth-size planet in the habitable zones of another star meant planets other than Earth may have liquid water on their surface. Here's one of our very biggest firsts– the first Earth-size planet discovered in the habitable zone. But like Earth is it…and how different? http://go.nasa.gov/2euvZpq
Kepler and K2 Missions
"31.10.2016 23:15:52" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour the terrors of the galaxy, from a world of eternal darkness to a planet where it rains glass...sideways. https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/alien-worlds/galaxy-of-horrors/
Via NASA Planetquest
"31.10.2016 20:44:24" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Happy Halloween! Take a tour of some of the most terrifying planets outside our solar system: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/152559220499/house-of-horrors-exoplanet-edition
"31.10.2016 19:25:45" Timeline Photos It's #Halloween and you, a NASA astronaut, are trapped on your creaking spaceship in the black vastness of space. Do you have what it takes to face the doomed planet, WASP-12b, being eaten alive by its monstrous star?
Play in 3D:
"31.10.2016 17:24:34" Timeline Photos Are you afraid of the dark? Welcome to the planet of eternal night, TrEs-2b, an alien world so dark it's less reflective than coal...except for the eerie red glow with a mysterious origin. Dare to tour in 3D:
"26.10.2016 16:58:32" exoplanets.nasa.gov Study: Planet orbiting nearest star could be habitable Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System. Current news, discoveries, data, and interactive 3-D visualizations of exoplanets from NASA. Scientists recently discovered a planet orbiting the nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri. This just in: It might even be habitable!
"24.10.2016 21:41:28" nasa.tumblr.com A Space Odyssey: 21 Years of Searching for Another Earth There are infinite worlds both like and unlike this world of ours. We must believe that in all worlds there are living creatures and plants and other things we see in this world. – Epicurus, c. 300... 21 years ago this month, humanity found the answer to our biggest question: Are we alone in the universe?
Check out our Tumblr post to see how we went from being alone to finding thousands of planets in our galaxy.
"21.10.2016 20:21:17" This month we celebrate the discovery that changed the way we see our universe–the first planet around a sun-like star. Twenty-one years ago astronomers found 51 Pegasi b ... and many more friends since! Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2erdC5u
"20.10.2016 20:16:11" Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS may be a small spacecraft, but it will bring back to Earth many new #exoplanet findings! Pictured here is our lead science team from Massachusetts A little piece of our future space explorer!
"18.10.2016 20:31:29" Timeline Photos Pretty but deadly alien skies. A new study reveals what's inside the exotic clouds of planets around other stars. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2dM0gOV
The University of Arizona Kepler and K2 Missions
"17.10.2016 20:01:20" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope It turns out there are 10 times more galaxies in the universe than we thought... on the order of 2 trillion! And over 90% have yet to be studied! The James Webb Space Telescope will help us learn more! How big is our universe? It turns out it's much bigger than we thought.
"13.10.2016 20:53:33" Timeline Photos What could be cooler than learning that life may have come from the stars themselves? New info reveals that starlight plays a key role in creating the building blocks of life. Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/2dNjMxq
Discovered by ESA - European Space
"28.09.2016 20:38:24" Timeline Photos Did you know astronomers now believe that every single star in the galaxy has at least one planet? That's billions and billions of worlds. We're introducing you to NASA's search for life among the stars with our article "Exoplanets 101":
"26.09.2016 18:34:29" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We've spotted possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter's moon Europa using the Hubble Space Telescope: http://go.nasa.gov/2dwSD2f What's up in our solar system? Water on Europa!
"23.09.2016 19:08:01" Timeline Photos Need some space on your shelf? Get a 3D Kepler spacecraft for your very own. Download: http://bit.ly/2dddbcz
Kepler and K2 Missions
"22.09.2016 18:27:50" Timeline Photos In a galaxy far, far away...about 8,000 light-years away is a new Tatooine. The veteran Hubble Space Telescope has discovered its first world orbiting two stars using a light-bending trick (no Force necessary). How did they find it? Find out:
"20.09.2016 21:42:16" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Have you heard that we changed the zodiac signs? Nope, we definitely didn't…we just did the math. Get the facts about what really happened to the astronomy behind the zodiac symbols: http://go.nasa.gov/zodiac
"19.09.2016 21:58:47" arstechnica.com What could the James Webb telescope see of the closest exoplanet? Researchers outline plan to detect any atmosphere and potential hints of life. I spy with my little eye . What will our future NASA Webb Telescope spy on the closest exoplanet #ProximaCentauri b? Our scientist explains to Ars Technica.
"16.09.2016 19:34:13" Timeline Photos Hello Gaia! The ESA Gaia Mission has released its first map of our Milky Way galaxy. In the upcoming weeks the European space telescope will uncover more wonders of our universe- including potential new worlds. Details: http://go.nature.com/2cbmeuU
"14.09.2016 20:40:55" Timeline Photos NASA's Kepler and K2 Missions has confirmed 3 planets 40 light-years away are Earth-size and potentially rocky.
"Knowing that a terrestrial-size potentially rocky planet orbits in the habitable zone of a star only 40 light-years from the Earth is an
"13.09.2016 20:39:35" fivethirtyeight.com Why It's So Hard To Find The Next Earth, Even If You're Looking Right At It In 1989, scientists found the first evidence of planets outside our own familiar, little solar neighborhood. Today, the list of exoplanets — as measured by NASA's Exoplanet Archive — ha… Why is it so hard to find another Earth? Our scientists explain why so many potentially habitable worlds are undiscovered.
"13.09.2016 00:14:25" exoplanets.nasa.gov Three giant worlds found orbiting twin suns A discovery one-ups Tatooine by finding twin stars which host three giant exoplanets. If your inner child dreamed of watching a double sunset like Luke Skywalker, now imagine triple. Three giant worlds have been found around twin sun-like stars .
"09.09.2016 19:00:02" Timeline Photos Fly to an alien world so strange it rains glass sideways with our interactive gallery: http://go.nasa.gov/29repmJ
"08.09.2016 19:00:03" Timeline Photos Our top 10 Star Trek planets have worlds both real and imagined. We're putting on our Starfleet uniforms to take you to them. http://bit.ly/2bZfKAK
"08.09.2016 16:00:02" exoplanets.nasa.gov To boldly go: How 'Star Trek' inspired NASA's planet hunters Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System. Current news, discoveries, data, and interactive 3-D visualizations of exoplanets from NASA. Happy birthday Star Trek! We have been and shall always be your friend. http://go.nasa.gov/2c5TMLa
"07.09.2016 23:17:24" To boldly go: How 'Star Trek' inspired NASA's planet hunters For Star Trek's 50th anniversary, our scientists reveal how the show inspired them to boldly search the stars for other life. Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/2c5TMLa
Video credit: CBS/Paramount
"06.09.2016 21:06:59" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We boldly went to 'Star Trek: Mission New York' last weekend, sharing science facts with science fiction fans. Watch: https://youtu.be/uXXvpwCeEiw
"06.09.2016 20:06:20" Timeline Photos Right here on Earth, life began in the cradle of the ocean. We've found water vapor on planets around other stars...but have we found oceans? Find out: http://go.nasa.gov/2bW4kgX
"03.09.2016 17:32:30" We're live from Star Trek New York! Learn about exoplanets.
"03.09.2016 13:00:04" Timeline Photos TODAY: Fascinating. We're broadcasting live from Star Trek Mission New York and taking your questions. Real #exoplanet scientists will answer anything you want to know about strange new worlds...both real and imagined. Just comment and tune in at 1:30
"02.09.2016 16:08:10" Timeline Photos Calling Trekkies and space fans!
Tune in tomorrow at 1:30 ET/10:30 PT to talk planets outside our solar system at #StarTrekNY with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration planet hunters and Bobak Ferdowsi. See if you can guess which planets
"31.08.2016 20:01:24" SETI Institute SETI Astronomer Seth Shostak talks about the signal | Watch here: http://buff.ly/2bRuIWT Hear about the Russian signal from space? SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak talks about what it is, and what it isn't.
"29.08.2016 20:26:43" Pale Red Dot Proxima b may be in the habitable zone, but is it habitable? Do stellar flares erode the atmosphere and stop life? Does being tidally locked and having one side face the star matter? Find out in this article by Prof Rory Barnes #palereddot
"26.08.2016 17:31:16" Timeline Photos In our galaxy alone, a billion or more such Jupiter-like worlds could be orbiting stars other than our sun. Now NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter will uncover their secrets, and even our prospects for finding life. More:
"26.08.2016 00:51:46" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Level up! NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope pushes the boundaries of science and technology in its new journey “Beyond”—a two-and-a-half-year mission extension. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2bkaqaz
California Institute of Technology - Caltech Go beyond the possible! A space telescope with a two-year mission lives on 13 years later. Because the old-timer Spitzer Space Telescope is still searching the skies for planets, it's getting a brand new mission: Spitzer Beyond.
"25.08.2016 19:54:44" Timeline Photos The incredible news from ESO Astronomy of an Earth-size world around Proxima Centauri is just the beginning. Our search is on for habitable worlds. Learn more: go.nasa.gov/2aDHNlN
"24.08.2016 17:01:11" A historic discovery! Today Pale Red Dot announces the discovery of an Earth-size planet in the habitable zone around the closest star in our galaxy, Proxima Centauri. Only four light-years from Earth, the planet is dubbed Proxima b, and is at the right
"23.08.2016 17:07:49" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration "Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil" via Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/08/katherine-johnson-the-nasa-mathematician-who-advanced-human-rights Inspiration from an incredible woman for your Tuesday morning.
"22.08.2016 20:48:51" Timeline Photos With thousands of planets outside our solar system, looking for life could be like searching for a needle in a haystack. So NASA astrobiologists are working to understand what gases alien life may produce– and how we can detect them. More:
"18.08.2016 20:29:05" exoplanets.nasa.gov Venus-like exoplanet might have oxygen atmosphere, but not life The relatively nearby planet GJ 1132b may have an atmosphere despite being baked to a temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Steamy! A Venus-like exoplanet 39 light-years from Earth, GJ 1132b, may have an oxygen atmosphere. But don't look for life– it's being baked to a temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
"16.08.2016 19:26:36" Timeline Photos A new discovery! Astronomers have found the first system with two suns, a gas giant, and a brown dwarf– a failed star that doesn't burn. The two worlds orbit the sun-like star HD 87646, 314 light-years away. The gas planet may seem huge at 12x Jupiter's
"15.08.2016 21:21:27" Timeline Photos #OTD: The discovery of planet Gamma Cephei A b was proposed in 1987, and then withdrawn in 1992. But in 2003, new measurements confirmed that it really was a planet– a giant exoplanet about twice the size of Jupiter that takes 903 days to orbit a star 45
"12.08.2016 20:54:57" exoplanets.nasa.gov Longtime JPL engineer to help lead hunt for exoplanets As the deputy program manager for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration program, Short will help identify the most promising missions in the search for new worlds throughout our galaxy—and for signs of life among them. "I grew up wanting to be an astronaut. Space, overall, it's been in my blood since I was a kid."
"11.08.2016 16:53:15" Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 The Perseids feature fast and bright meteors that frequently leave trains. Best viewing will be from after midnight to before dawn. Even though the moon phase is not the best for viewing, the 2016 shower will be an outburst, with rates double the normal
"10.08.2016 21:56:35" Timeline Photos Did you know one of the greatest obstacles in finding life on another planet is starlight? In the dark of space, the firefly light of tiny planets are lost in the searchlight glare of their parent stars. So NASA engineers are building some clever ways to
"09.08.2016 20:11:28" Timeline Photos Playing the new game "No Man's Sky" and wondering why only a small percentage of planets have life? Learn about the habitable zone, both a game feature and real science narrowing the search for alien life: http://go.nasa.gov/2aDHNlN
"08.08.2016 20:08:36" blog.diskdetective.org Our First Paper and the First Debris Disk with a White Dwarf Companion! Congratulations, us! Our first paper was accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. The journal will copy-edit it and typeset it nicely. But in the meantime, you can read a draft onli… Ordinary people helped discover a unique star configuration in the galaxy– using only their computer. NASA-funded crowdsourcing site Disk Detective has published its first scientific paper, revealing 37 new discoveries.
If you would also like to help
"05.08.2016 19:00:00" exoplanets.nasa.gov Top 10 Star Trek destinations chosen by NASA scientists Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System. Current news, discoveries, data, and interactive 3-D visualizations of exoplanets from NASA. Top 10: We asked NASA scientists to pick their favorite destinations in the Star Trek universe…and tell us if they resemble any of the 3000+ planets discovered so far.
"04.08.2016 20:02:36" exoplanets.nasa.gov Astronomers help focus research in the search for another Earth Astronomers have pinpointed which planets discovered by the NASA Kepler mission are most likely to hold liquid water on their surface. Astronomers, using data from NASA's Kepler and K2 Missions, have catalogued the planet candidates that may be similar to Earth.
"01.08.2016 22:05:50" Timeline Photos Parents: NASA's new coloring book lets kids use their imagination to draw new #exoplanets and learn about the kinds that have been found so far. Follow TESSie the pup to strange new worlds.
Transiting Exoplanet Survey
"01.08.2016 20:11:28" Timeline Photos Discover the first exoplanets and the pioneers who found them in our interactive timeline: http://go.nasa.gov/2aXKhgc
"29.07.2016 18:25:19" jpl.nasa.gov They Really Do Exist! The Lives and Careers of NASA's 'Ghostbusters' - Find Your Place at JPL | NASA/JPL Edu It's not often that the lead characters in a blockbuster film have careers as particle physicists and nuclear engineers – and even less often that those roles are played by women. But the new “Ghostbusters” film, which features an all-female team of Who you gonna call? The real Ghostbusters are NASA nuclear engineers and particle physicists– women whose jobs are to explore new realms, battle invisible forces and explain the mysteries around us.
"28.07.2016 21:45:36" Timeline Photos TONIGHT: Look up in the night sky for some sparkle! The Delta Aquariid meteor shower will peak tonight and tomorrow, where you'll see the bright bits of burning debris from the comet 96P/Machholz, appearing to originate from the constellation
"28.07.2016 17:57:00" Timeline Photos X-ray vision: Every blue dot is a galaxy with a supermassive black hole. Other colored dots are galaxies with black holes emitting lower-energy X-rays. Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/2aNbiCE
Seen by NuSTAR Satellite and Chandra X-ray Observatory.
"27.07.2016 19:52:00" NASA's next planet hunter will look closer to home. Launching in 2017-2018, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS will identify exoplanets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar system. TESS will measure the planets' size and
"26.07.2016 20:51:35" Timeline Photos At 18 years old, some might call NASA scientist Sophia Sánchez-Maes a prodigy. But this young Latina calls it hard work.
Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/2aI9Otl
"When I was really little, and I was taking violin lessons, I told my mom I wanted to be a
"25.07.2016 20:42:51" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Peer into the vibrant core of a starburst galaxy, where new stars are forming & springing to life. This galaxy, spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope, is located approximately 50 million light-years away from Earth. Despite their appearance, the fuzzy The bright core of a starburst galaxy forming new stars may one day be home to thousands of new planets.
"22.07.2016 16:00:00" exoplanets.nasa.gov exoplanets.nasa.gov Spock's home planet may be fictional but its star system 40 Eridani is science fact, located 16.5 light-years from Earth. You can see its brightest star, Vulcan's sun, from Earth. Boldly go in 3D to visit this Star Trek system: http://go.nasa.gov/2a0PLpb
"20.07.2016 17:15:00" The famed Hubble Space Telescope has peered into the atmospheres of two Earth-sized, temperate exoplanets, uncovering clues that increase the chances the two worlds harbor life. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2agPanN
"19.07.2016 19:52:35" exoplanets.nasa.gov The next generation of telescopes are almost impossibly accurate To find Earth-like planets, NASA will face a challenge that seems impossible: build a space telescope so stable, it moves less than the width of an atom. To look for planets with life, NASA faces a challenge that seems almost impossible: build a space telescope so stable, it moves less than the space of an atom.
"19.07.2016 16:27:13" NASA Webb Telescope On the Webbcam, #JWST's mirrors folded up in launch configuration: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
Read more about how the James Webb Space Telescope will launch: http://jwst.nasa.gov/launch.html For Tuesday's motivation, check out the next telescope we're sending soaring into space to search for planets outside our solar system.
"18.07.2016 20:36:35" Timeline Photos A crop of more than 100 planets, discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, includes four in Earth's size-range orbiting a single dwarf star. Two of these planets are too hot to support life as we know it, but two are in the star's “habitable” zone,
"18.07.2016 17:18:22" exoplanets.nasa.gov NASA's Kepler confirms 100+ exoplanets during its K2 mission Among the treasure trove of new discoveries is a promising system with four Earth-sized, possibly rocky planets. NASA's K2 mission has discovered and confirmed over 100 new planets beyond our solar system! Among the treasure trove of new discoveries is a promising system with four Earth-sized, possibly rocky planets.
Discovered by Kepler and K2 Missions and The
"16.07.2016 03:00:00" NASA's Kepler and K2 Missions have revealed a previously unknown five-planet solar system some 380 light-years away from Earth. Spin through the system with our interactive model here: http://go.nasa.gov/29PshWz
"14.07.2016 19:49:50" exoplanets.nasa.gov Warm Jupiters not as lonely as expected Unexpected planetary companions of exoplanets dubbed warm Jupiters may unlock part of the mystery of how these gas giants are born. Unexpected planetary companions of exoplanets dubbed 'warm Jupiters' may unlock part of the mystery of how these gas giants are born. These worlds are like Jupiter in size, but much warmer because they orbit closer to their stars than Mercury does our
"13.07.2016 19:50:00" Timeline Photos Space snow is visible for the first time in a bright baby solar system. By studying it, astronomers may learn how rocky planets like Earth form, versus gas giants like Jupiter. More: http://go.nasa.gov/29HQZc6
From European Southern Observatory's ALMA
"12.07.2016 17:55:19" Timeline Photos Spectacular new images of the Orion Nebula in infrared have revealed a hidden world filled with possible brown dwarfs (failed stars) and isolated planets. More: http://go.nasa.gov/29NlfAY
From European Southern Observatory.
Image: The Orion Nebula as
"11.07.2016 20:43:57" Timeline Photos Frankengalaxy? An enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies has been dubbed the 'Frankenstein galaxy.' The galaxy is 10 times bigger than astronomers thought, Unlike most galaxies, its insides are younger than its outsides.
"08.07.2016 05:34:25" Timeline Photos An international team of astronomers has discovered three new planets, gas giants known as hot Jupiters. Qatar-3b, Qatar-4b and Qatar-5b orbit their stars in less than three days, with the largest almost 6 times the mass of Jupiter.
Learn more a Nature
"07.07.2016 18:37:45" NASA Planetquest's cover photo Hidden among the glowing orbs of globular cluster Messier 4 is pulsar exoplanet PSR B1620-26 b, discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. It took humans thousands of years to find the seven other planets in our solar system, and, not long ago, it seemed
"07.07.2016 18:37:45" NASA Planetquest's cover photo Hidden among the glowing orbs of globular cluster Messier 4 is pulsar exoplanet PSR B1620-26 b, discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. It took humans thousands of years to find the seven other planets in our solar system, and, not long ago, it seemed
"07.07.2016 18:27:40" Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, in the Star Wars saga, was a strange world with two suns in the sky, but astronomers have now found a planet in an even more exotic system. On this gas giant, a person would either experience constant daylight or
"07.07.2016 01:48:42" exoplanets.nasa.gov Astronomers find water clouds in cold Jupiter-like object Astronomers have found the first strong evidence of water vapor or ice in the the coldest known object outside our solar system– a brown dwarf five times the size of Jupiter. Astronomers have found the first strong evidence for water on the coldest object outside our solar system. WISE 0855, is a failed star– a brown dwarf– five times the size of #Jupiter, and 7.2 light-years away.
From UC Santa Cruz.
"06.07.2016 19:41:09" Timeline Photos Jupiter of House Jovian, First of Its Name…Protector of Life? One of Jupiter's unique characteristics is its powerful magnetic field, much stronger than Earth's. If an exoplanet similar to Jupiter exists outside our solar system, its magnetic field could
"05.07.2016 20:27:25" Timeline Photos Think we've got big planets? Think again. On July 4, NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter entered orbit to study the king of our solar system. But #Jupiter is puny compared to some of the exotic gas giants in other solar systems in our galaxy, likely to number
"04.07.2016 21:24:29" Today we celebrate our independence day... by playing with 3D planets. On this July 4th NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter goes into orbit around the gas giant after nearly 5 years of flying. You too can visit #Jupiter and see how it stacks up against alien
"01.07.2016 20:18:33" Timeline Photos Think Jupiter is the biggest planet in our galaxy? Think again! Speeding through our galaxy are gas giants that can be twice the size of Jupiter, but thousands of degrees hotter. http://go.nasa.gov/29mDY62
Our understanding of how planets form is riddled
"30.06.2016 20:42:25" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Fly with NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter. Turn your sound up and move your mouse or phone to explore the whole 360-degree scene.
"29.06.2016 20:50:01" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our Juno spacecraft is approaching Jupiter and arrives in orbit on July 4. Here are a few things you should know about the mission: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/146618942239/solar-system-things-to-know-this-week On July 4th, our Juno mission will begin orbiting Jupiter. Read more to find out what fireworks we'll discover on the king of the planets.
"27.06.2016 20:45:13" The organic compound methyl alcohol (methanol) has been found for the first time in a young planet-forming disc. On Earth, methanol plays a vital role in the creation of the rich organic chemistry needed for life. This discovery will help astronomers
"23.06.2016 20:21:41" Young star and its infant planet #ICYMI: Astronomers have discovered the youngest exoplanet ever, detected by NASA's powerhouse Kepler telescope. Newfound K2-33b is a little larger than Neptune and toasty warm, taking only 5 days to orbit its star.
At 4.5 billion years old, Earth is an
"22.06.2016 20:55:33" A team of astronomers has discovered an unexpected abundance of giant gas planets in a dense star cluster named Messier 67. http://go.nasa.gov/28Py9kI
An artist's concept of a hot Jupiter in star cluster Messier 67. Credit: ESO/L.Calçada/M.Kornmesser.
"21.06.2016 20:10:15" Photos from NASA Planetquest's post Add a new challenge to finding a habitable planet: electric wind. There's evidence that Venus once had oceans, but they may have been stripped away by a combination of electric fields and solar wind.
"20.06.2016 20:31:35" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Astronomers discover youngest fully formed #exoplanet ever detected: http://go.nasa.gov/28JzFSq
Kepler and K2 Missions W. M. Keck Observatory A newborn planet is the youngest exoplanet ever discovered: http://go.nasa.gov/28IQsUn
"15.06.2016 21:37:32" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov New planet is largest discovered that orbits two suns The largest planet to be discovered in orbit around two suns was announced June 15 during an American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego. It's a mega-Tatooine. The largest planet yet discovered around a double-star system was announced at the American Astronomical Society meeting.
"15.06.2016 18:49:02" California Institute of Technology - Caltech Learn more about #gravitationalwaves in the wake of today's LIGO's discovery from a second pair of colliding black holes. Gravitational waves detected from a second pair of black holes! The second ever detection of #gravitationalwaves (ripples in spacetime predicted by Einstein) was announced today at the 228th American Astronomical Society.
"14.06.2016 21:40:46" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Gluttonous star may hold clues to planet formation. Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/1U78QWc #NASABeyond #AAS228 A hungry, hungry baby star burns bright after devouring its cradle of gas and dust. http://go.nasa.gov/1UxQey5
"08.06.2016 20:39:12" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov Cloudy days on exoplanets may hide atmospheric water A group of hot Jupiters observed with Hubble may have water in the their atmospheres previously hidden by clouds. The Hubble Space Telescope has found evidence for water in the atmospheres of a group of scorching exoplanets called hot Jupiters, which was previously hidden by clouds.
"02.06.2016 22:10:10" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers found that the universe is expanding 5 – 9% faster than expected. A three-step process known as the Hubble constant is used to measure the universe's expansion rate to an unprecedented accuracy, Our fearless Hubble Space Telescope has found that the universe is expanding much faster than we believed.
"25.05.2016 19:27:11" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration New study suggests that dark matter is made of black holes formed during the first second of our universe's existence. If this is correct, then all galaxies, including our own, are embedded within a vast sphere of black holes each about 30 times the sun's From the dark side comes new research on dark matter and ancient black holes! Did you know: black holes are theorized to exist at the center of every galaxy, including the Milky Way.
"25.05.2016 17:40:35" Timeline Photos Don't panic and carry a towel.
(It's the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have).
"24.05.2016 18:11:49" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov NASA finds clues to the birth of supermassive black holes Using NASA telescopes, astrophysicist have uncovered clues as to how giant black holes form so quickly. Even the biggest things can have the smallest beginnings. NASA telescopes have uncovered clues to the birth of supermassive black holes– they start as seeds.
Discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray
"23.05.2016 20:02:51" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our sun's adolescence was stormy – and new evidence shows that these storms may have been just the key to seeding life as we know it: http://go.nasa.gov/1WdrFwh We're discovering new chapters in the story of how life began on Earth. Each one teaches us how to better search for life on exoplanets.
"20.05.2016 20:24:26" Timeline Photos New research speculates that human civilization is likely to be unique in the cosmos only if the odds of a civilization developing on a habitable planet are less than about one in 10 billion trillion, or one part in 10 to the 22nd power.
"20.05.2016 17:34:56" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Hubble Space Telescope takes a close-up of Mars ahead of the planet's opposition. That means that the sun and Mars will be on exact opposite sides of Earth on May 22. In this image, Mars is revealed as a dynamic seasonal planet with bright, frosty Space fans, don't forget what's up this weekend! Mars, the sun, and Earth will all line up in what's known as "opposition."
"19.05.2016 21:11:18" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov Looking for life in all the right places The ultimate goal of NASA's exoplanet program is to find unmistakable signs of current life. Does life on exoplanets exist? NASA scientists are searching for life as we know it– or as we don't know it.
"18.05.2016 20:31:41" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov Giant red stars may heat frozen worlds into habitable planets New research suggests that aging stars can warm frozen Hoth-like planets into supporting life. Luminous stars billions of years old may warm frozen worlds into places where life can exist, suggests new research from Cornell University.
"17.05.2016 19:59:53" Dance of the sub-Neptunes: Kepler-223 Four dancing Neptune-like worlds orbit in almost musical time with one another. It's the first time this "resonance" has been discovered with four planets. Full story: go.nasa.gov/1XxiQgg
Discovered by The University of Chicago and Kepler and K2
"16.05.2016 21:17:27" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov Hiding in the sunshine: The search for other Earths How instruments called coronagraphs might help us ultimately find Earth-like worlds. How instruments called coronagraphs might help us ultimately find Earth-like worlds.
"13.05.2016 21:04:07" Mapping Exotic Worlds This week is the anniversary of the first ever map of a surface of an alien world, made by the NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This animation shows the temperature variations across the cloudy tops of a gas giant called HD 189733 b. go.nasa.gov/1WveCa4
"11.05.2016 17:12:41" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov Largest unnamed world in the solar system New K2 results peg 2007 OR10 as the largest unnamed body in our solar system and the third largest of the current roster of about half a dozen dwarf planets. A dwarf with no name has been discovered as the largest anonymous world in our solar system.
"10.05.2016 19:25:33" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov NASA's Kepler mission announces largest batch of planet discoveries ever NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. The NASA Kepler telescope revealed 1,284 new planets today, in the biggest reveal from any mission to date. This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed worlds in our galaxy.
"10.05.2016 18:39:19" Timeline Photos Fishing for new life in the galaxy can take time, especially when we look for one planet at time. Now a new technique using automated computation allows scientists to look for many planets at once using Kepler and K2 Missions. The result: 1,284 new
"10.05.2016 00:04:44" Timeline Photos Tune in tomorrow! At 10 am PDT/ 1 EDT Kepler and K2 Missions will announce their new discovery: go.nasa.gov/1VR2zmS
"09.05.2016 20:12:00" 5 Ways to Find a Planet Today's showstopping #MercuryTransit is a near neighbor example of how NASA astronomers find planets outside our solar system.
Learn how with our animated 5 Ways to Find an Exoplanet: go.nasa.gov/1YilSTU
"04.05.2016 22:21:53" Photos from NASA Planetquest's post Fly through 3D planets like the ones in Star Wars: http://go.nasa.gov/1VKwJIn
"04.05.2016 20:14:32" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov 8 planets that will make you believe Star Wars is real The fantasy creations of the "Star Wars" universe are strikingly similar to real planets in our own Milky Way galaxy. They exist in a galaxy not so far away. Explore 8 worlds that will make you believe Star Wars is real.
"04.05.2016 18:30:50" Timeline Photos LIVE on Reddit: Ask a NASA scientist about our Kepler and K2 Missions finding strange new worlds deep in space.
"02.05.2016 21:31:40" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov Promising worlds found around nearby ultra-cool dwarf star Three potentially habitable worlds found 40 light-years away are similar to Venus and Earth in temperature and size. Latest discovery: Three planets similar to Earth and Venus in both size and temperature found orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star 40 light-years away.
"29.04.2016 00:45:09" To find the light of another Earth, our scientists are building crazy cool technology. Like a flying space flower as big as a baseball diamond and optical masks as small as the palm of your hand.
Full story: go.nasa.gov/1rm2FGh
"26.04.2016 21:03:21" Timeline Photos Not all echoes are sound. Some are light waves bouncing through the universe. Using a little ingenuity, astronomers used echoes of light to measure the distance between a far-flung star and its dusty, planet-forming disk.
Full story: go.nasa.gov/24id8k9
"25.04.2016 19:10:46" NASA 360 Although 1000's of exoplanets have been discovered, few are near-Earth-size. But that doesn't mean they don't exist…
Now, teams at JPL are working on creative new technologies to not only discover these elusive planets but expand our search for signs of Although 1000s of exoplanets have been discovered, few are near-Earth-size. But that doesn't mean they don't exist.
"22.04.2016 16:36:54" Timeline Photos There are thousands of planets out there, but only one we can call home. Happy Earth Day.
"19.04.2016 21:45:41" exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov NASA finds a new dwarf in a family of stars Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System. Current news, discoveries, data, and interactive 3-D visualizations of exoplanets from NASA. Sitting all by itself in space, a newfound object may help answer mysteries about planets without parent stars.
"12.04.2016 21:34:25" carnegiescience.edu 1917 astronomical plate has first-ever evidence of exoplanetary system | Carnegie Institution... Pasadena, CA— You can never predict what treasure might be hiding in your own basement. We didn't know it a year ago, but it turns out that a 1917 image on an astronomical glass plate from our Carnegie Observatories' collection shows the first-ever It turns out, the first proof of planets beyond our solar system is almost 100 years old. But the evidence for it was hiding in a basement.
"11.04.2016 16:58:43" Kepler and K2 Missions It was a long weekend for Kepler and the team, but the spacecraft has been recovered from emergency mode!
A deep bow of gratitude to the teams at NASA Ames Research Center, Ball Aerospace and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics!
"08.04.2016 23:27:44" Kepler and K2 Missions During a scheduled contact on Thurs, 4/7, Kepler was discovered in emergency mode. Updates will be provided as additional information is available.
"07.04.2016 22:18:49" nasa.gov NASA's K2 mission searches for the lost worlds Gravitational microlensing gives astronomers one shot at finding otherwise lost planets. They are not throwing away their shot. Follow along this month as astronomers get one shot at observing exoplanets that float between us and the heart of our galaxy– before they're lost to space forever.
"06.04.2016 20:05:21" carnegiescience.edu Young, unattached Jupiter analog found in solar neighborhood | Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, DC—A team of astronomers from Carnegie and Western University in Ontario, Canada, has discovered one of the youngest and brightest free-floating, planet-like objects within relatively close proximity to the Sun. The paper reporting these Young and unattached. This new exoplanet discovery is a youthful 10 million-year-old Jupiter analog, floating freely through space without a star.
"05.04.2016 20:59:21" eso.org ALMA's Most Detailed Image of a Protoplanetary Disc - Evidence for planet formation in... This new image from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) shows the finest detail ever seen in the planet-forming disc around the nearby Sun-like star TW Hydrae. It reveals a tantalising gap at the same distance from the star as the This view of infant star TW Hydrae is the most detailed image ever of a planet-forming disk. The dark rings show a tantalizing gap at the same distance as Earth is from our sun, where a baby version of Earth, or a more massive super-Earth, is beginning to
"04.04.2016 20:53:55" washingtonpost.com It turns out this planet has three suns in its sky The hot Jupiter may have been pushed close to its sun by two other stars in its system. Scientists have found a galactic rarity– an exoplanet with three stars. The hot Jupiter is the closest known planet orbiting in a triple-star system.
"30.03.2016 20:22:45" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory The first temperature map of a super-Earth planet—a rocky planet nearly two times as big as ours—was made with data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. More info: http://go.nasa.gov/1Utrex6
"29.03.2016 19:21:48" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov NASA selects instrument team to build next-gen planet hunter NASA has selected a team to build a new, cutting-edge instrument that will detect exoplanets by measuring the miniscule “wobbling” of stars. How will we find exoplanets with future technology? By 2019, a new, cutting-edge instrument will detect planets outside our solar system by measuring the minuscule “wobbling” of stars.
"28.03.2016 20:13:01" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Investigating the mystery of migrating 'hot Jupiters' How do some gas giant planets end up so feverishly close to their stars? NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds new clues. Our solar system may be the weird one. At first astronomers expected other planetary systems to look like our own, with gas giants like Jupiter far out from their stars. But one of the most common exoplanets found in the galaxy are 'hot Jupiters,' large
"25.03.2016 20:14:50" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Sagan Fellows announced: http://go.nasa.gov/1pMflpv
"21.03.2016 21:38:34" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Planet hunter breaks ground with supernovas The Kepler telescope, known for finding exoplanets, caught the early flash of an exploding star for the first time. The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -- what astronomers call the "shock breakout" -- has been captured for the first time in visible light by NASA's planet-hunter, the #Kepler space telescope.
"17.03.2016 16:57:17" A Super-Earth: First detection of its Atmosphere A Super-Earth: First detection of its Atmosphere The planet 55 Cancri e is a "Super-Earth" with a mass of eight Earth masses. It is unusual for a super-Earth because its orbit is very close to its parent star.
Now an international team has observed the planet with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Hang out with the Hubble Space Telescope today at 3pm ET and find out what's in the atmosphere of a super-Earth, #exoplanet 55 Cancri e. Also called "Janssen," this world's mass is eight times that of Earth's, and orbits unusually close to its star. Join
"14.03.2016 15:34:20" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Happy Pi Day! Take our "Pi in the Sky" challenge, testing to solve some of the same problems our scientists and engineers do. More: http://go.nasa.gov/22fEYg7 #PiDay
"10.03.2016 21:38:03" Timeline Photos This week marks the anniversary of the Kepler space telescope, which lifted off March 6, 2009. The first telescope to look for Earth-sized planets in our galaxy, Kepler discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its star,
"09.03.2016 20:38:18" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov NASA's K2 mission: The Kepler Space Telescope's second chance to shine A famous space telescope, crippled by a malfunction and restored to life by clever engineering, provides an unexpected bonanza of discoveries. You may know the Kepler Space Telescope as one of the most prolific exoplanet-hunters in the NASA arsenal in the search for another Earth. Here's the whole story of its near-failure and its comeback.
"08.03.2016 19:51:23" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Total solar eclipse of the sun! The path of totality will take the moon’s shadow across an area in Micronesia. Not in South East Asia? No worries. Live coverage of this fantastic astronomical event starts March 8th at 8 p.m. ET on NASA Television. Watch:
"02.03.2016 21:38:30" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Life or illusion? Avoiding ‘false positives’ in the search for living worlds A new study from the University of Washington helps astronomers determine which exoplanets have a high probability of life, and which are false positives. Here on Earth, oxygen is a sign of life- known as a biosignature, that can be measured from space through our telescopes. But what about planets so different from our own, they create O2 by nonliving means? A team at University of Washington set out to
"02.03.2016 21:05:59" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut Scott Kelly just returned home from his #YearInSpace. Discover the science behind his one-year mission: http://go.nasa.gov/1oZzhEU Welcome home Commander Kelly! Thank you for bringing us that much closer to exploring the stars. #YearInSpace
"01.03.2016 20:59:25" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Watch live as astronaut Scott Kelly returns home from his #YearInSpace mission today. Live coverage streaming online starts with farewell and hatch closure at 4:15 p.m. EST.
See full schedule & viewing details: http://go.nasa.gov/1T6vj9D
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"26.02.2016 21:00:00" Timeline Photos Hello universe, meet the Hubble Space Telescope's successor. NASA is officially starting work on the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). With 100x Hubble's view, the mission will help unlock the secrets of dark energy, the origins of the
"18.02.2016 21:31:21" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope doesn't just take beautiful photos of the sky– it also directly images #exoplanets. For the first time, Hubble's direct image of a super-Jupiter has allowed astronomers to measure the planet's spin, using the flickering light
"18.02.2016 00:55:10" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Take The Grand Tour through space. 14 exotic travel posters to download: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/
"17.02.2016 21:23:57" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Veteran astronomer joins JPL exoplanet team After a four-year stint at the Goddard Spaceflight Center, veteran astronomer Karl Stapelfeldt returns to JPL, where he will become chief scientist for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program. "We see imaginary worlds all the time in science fiction. The missions we will be developing can take us from imagination to knowing what’s really out there." - Karl Stapelfeldt
Meet the new chief scientist for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program.
"04.02.2016 22:00:02" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Mirror, mirror, on the wall, now each one has been installed. The 18th and final mirror segment has been successfully installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched: The James Webb Space Telescope. These mirrors
"02.02.2016 22:05:09" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Astronomers find the largest solar system in the galaxy Lonely planet no more. What scientists thought was a free-floating planet in space is actually a planet that orbits 1 trillion kilometers apart from its star. What's the biggest solar system in the galaxy? Scientists have discovered a planet that orbits 1 trillion kilometers away from its star, or 7000 times the distance between Earth and the sun.
"27.01.2016 23:52:09" Timeline Photos It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a...space laser! Called a laser frequency comb, this precise tool can help scientists in the quest for life-supporting planets. Dubbed "optical rulers," these instruments create evenly-spaced lines made of light that a
"21.01.2016 21:33:17" anu.edu.au The aliens are silent because they are all extinct Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from ANU Research School of Earth Sciences. If the galaxy is full of habitable planets, where is alien life? One scientist thinks he has the answer to Fermi's paradox- the apparent contradiction articulated by physicist Enrico Fermi between the probability of alien life, and the lack of eviden
"21.01.2016 00:00:01" Timeline Photos Far beyond Pluto, a possible Planet Nine awaits discovery. Caltech astronomers believe they've found evidence for a ninth planet in our solar system, a giant with up to a 20,000 year orbit.
Read more: go.nasa.gov/1PG6fj3
"06.01.2016 21:04:48" Timeline Photos Is there intelligent alien life in our galaxy? New research shows ancient balls of stars called globular clusters might be the perfect place to look for interstellar civilizations.
Read more: go.nasa.gov/1RaRFG5
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"05.01.2016 23:06:46" Timeline Photos Only five days into the new year, and we're happy to raise our exoplanet count to 1,930 confirmed planets in our Milky Way galaxy. That's 12 more planets, for 2016.
See the NASA Exoplanet Archive data: bit.ly/1S2ApTJ
Photo credit: ESO/Digit
"31.12.2015 21:00:02" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Year in Review: Top 5 exoplanet discoveries of 2015 It's New Year's Eve and we're counting down with the top five exoplanet discoveries of 2015. It's New Year's Eve and we're counting down with the top five exoplanet discoveries of 2015.
"29.12.2015 23:16:31" Timeline Photos A planet-hunting telescope in La Silla is dwarfed by the Milky Way, and its hundreds of billions of stars. As of 2015, astronomers count 1,918 planets outside our solar system, with 5,621 planet candidates waiting to be confirmed. That's a galaxy ful
"24.12.2015 21:00:01" Timeline Photos A winking, starry expanse against the black of space echoes the twinkling holiday lights of Earth. Hidden among the glowing orbs of globular cluster Messier 4 is pulsar #exoplanet PSR B1620-26 b, discovered by Hubble Space Telescope. In 2016, our tel
"23.12.2015 00:03:23" Timeline Photos The results are in! The first public vote to name #exoplanets and their stars resulted in 45 new names based on mythology, heroes, and literature. This image, created from photographs, shows the bright star Fomalhaut, host star of the newly dubbed 'D
"17.12.2015 21:13:32" Timeline Photos The closest #exoplanet to Earth in the habitable zone has been discovered 14 light-years away, by astronomers using La Silla Observatory in Chile. Unlike the habitable zone planets found thousands of light-years away, the potentially rocky world may
"17.12.2015 17:59:27" NASA Goddard Hubble Sees the Force Awakening in a Newborn Star
In the center of the image, partially obscured by a dark, Jedi-like cloak of dust, a newborn star shoots twin jets out into space as a sort of birth announcement to the universe.
Read more: http://g
"15.12.2015 21:00:01" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov 8 alien planets that will make you believe Star Wars is real What would you say if you found out that our galaxy harbors planets much like the ones in Star Wars? Meanwhile, in a galaxy not so far, far away...there are planets that freeze colder than Hoth, and burn under twin stars like Tatooine. There really are exoplanets out there that resemble the worlds of the Star Wars universe–– not just in our imaginat
"14.12.2015 21:13:47" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov NASA space telescopes solve missing water mystery on exoplanets A survey of 10 hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets conducted with NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has led a team to solve a long-standing mystery — why some of these worlds seem to have less water than expected. Hot Jupiters, the giant, scorching gas planets populating our galaxy, have revealed one of their secrets: they have water. They're just hiding it.
"10.12.2015 20:58:51" mcdonaldobservatory.org High School Student Helps Discover New Planet, Calculates Frequency of Jupiter-like Planets |... AUSTIN — High school senior Dominick Rowan of Armonk, New York, is making discoveries about other worlds. Working with University of Texas at Austin astronomer Stefano Meschiari, Rowan has helped to find a Jupiter-like planet and has calculated that A high school senior helped an astronomer at The University of Texas at Austin discover a rare, Jupiter-like planet orbiting a star similar to the sun.
"08.12.2015 21:27:32" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Needle in a stack of needles Trying to find Earth-size rocky planets would be a whole lot easier if astronomers could predict what kind of stars create them. But the search for rocky planets just got more challenging. The search for Earth-size rocky planets just got more challenging.
"07.12.2015 21:41:17" Timeline Photos A lovely blue-green view of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, is actually a composite image captured in infrared by NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn. Infrared photography reveals the moon's surface, which is usually hidden behind its hazy atmosph
"03.12.2015 21:36:35" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov The big pretenders: Half of Kepler's giant exoplanet candidates are false positives In the pool of the Kepler telescope's exoplanet candidates, a place where maybe-planets go to become real planets, it turns out over half of 'giant planets' aren't planets at all. A team out of astronomers has found that over half of Kepler's giant exoplanet candidates aren't planets at all.
"02.12.2015 00:14:02" Timeline Photos A magical animation of exoplanets showcases the 685 multi-planet systems and 1,075 planets found by the NASA Kepler telescope on the same scale as the solar system.
See it here: https://youtu.be/_DnDeBa0KFc
"30.11.2015 21:34:55" Timeline Photos The NASA Webb Telescope will see billions of years back in time. Learn more about its impressive features and the critical installation that happened this week: http://nasa.tumblr.com/…/1342150…/james-webb-space-telescope
via NASA - National Aeronaut
"25.11.2015 19:35:35" nasa.gov Strange Star Likely Swarmed by Comets New clues emerge in the mystery of a star with odd light patterns. The dramatic light show from star KIC 8462852 inspired speculation about alien mega structures. In fact, though researchers now believe a cloud of comets caused the odd signals, there is still a lot of mystery left to uncover.
"24.11.2015 23:15:51" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Former NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson, is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award this evening. Learn more about her life and many accomplishments at NASA: http://go.nasa.gov/1PMJJdC
"23.11.2015 21:00:01" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Be thankful this star isn't your neighbor A tiny star with a terrible temper may have crushed scientists' expectations for life on planets in its orbit. A tiny star with a terrible temper may have crushed scientists' expectations for life on planets in its orbit.
"19.11.2015 21:43:13" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Baby pictures: The first photos of a planet being born Researchers capture the first view of a planet in the process of being created 450 light-years away. While we search the skies for exoplanets, light-years beyond our own world, we often have to use our imagination to draw what that planet may look like. In a gallery of planets outside our solar system, artists' depictions dominate. But for the first
"18.11.2015 21:11:57" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Stripped: The untold story of the almost-Earth Exoplanet Kepler-438b is similar in both size and temperature to Earth. But unlike our planet, it orbits a red dwarf star which produces super flares of radiation, potentially rendering it uninhabitable. Could this have been a planet like Earth? Kepler-438b is similar to Earth in both size and temperature; but its red dwarf parent star throws so much radiation at its surface, life is unlikely.
"18.11.2015 17:37:43" California Academy of Sciences TONIGHT: It's the peak of this year's Leonids meteor shower! Just click play for handy viewing-tips from our planetarium team. Don't forget to look up tonight if you'd like to see the Leonids meteor shower.
"17.11.2015 21:41:49" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov 5400mph winds discovered hurtling around planet outside solar system The first-ever weather map of an exoplanet reveals wind gales at seven times the speed of sound. Alien winds aren't just a blustery day on this #exoplanet; they gust at seven times the speed of sound. The University of Warwick discovery could help weather-map Earth-like planets in the future.
"16.11.2015 23:35:40" bbc.com To find aliens, we need to build a giant space parasol Could the light from stars be hiding evidence of extraterrestrial life? A giant “Starshade” could soon reveal answers. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been working hard on new technology like the Starshade to reveal new planets.
"16.11.2015 21:51:04" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Real-life tricorder? "Chemical laptop" could search for signs of life beyond Earth. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1SU9R4I
"12.11.2015 19:40:00" Photos from NASA Planetquest's post The father of Kepler Mission is honored for his quest to find #exoplanets among the stars by The Franklin Institute. Awarded the 2016 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, Borucki is cited for his vision and perseverance in measuring the
"11.11.2015 23:44:02" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Secondhand craft, firsthand science. NEOWISE has seen 158,000 asteroids and discovered more than 35,000 since December 2009. More info: http://go.nasa.gov/1MX4DpP
"11.11.2015 23:34:16" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Today we salute the Americans who have served in the military. #VeteransDay http://go.nasa.gov/1koXCSm
"10.11.2015 22:29:29" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Professor proposes a new definition for 'planets' The new approach would redefine 'planet,' which would categorize 99 percent of all known exoplanets. The last re-definition of the term demoted Pluto from the solar system's ninth to a dwarf planet like Ceres. A UCLA professor reveals a new, simpler test to separate planets from dwarf planets and minor planets. The redefinition would categorize 99 percent of exoplanets. But it won't restore Pluto to planet status.
"10.11.2015 22:06:45" nature.com Astronomers spy most distant Solar System object ever Newfound world could belong to rare group of distant dwellers far beyond Pluto.
"09.11.2015 21:04:31" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Explorations are gifts. "We don't know what's in them, but we know it's going to be great." —Carl Sagan, born on this day, Nov. 9,1934
"06.11.2015 01:41:15" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Peering deep into the Milky Way, our Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the blueprints of our galaxy’s early construction phase. An analysis of the data supports the idea that the Milky Way’s bulge formed first and that its stellar inhabitants were
"05.11.2015 21:30:00" Timeline Photos Happy anniversary, Osiris!
Today marks the anniversary of the discovery exoplanet HD 209458 b. Nicknamed "Osiris," after the Egyptian god of the underworld, this hot Jupiter is having its atmosphere torn off at more than 35,000 km/hour by the radia
"04.11.2015 22:42:01" The Search for Another Earth We're releasing a special documentary short to celebrate the 20th anniversary of exoplanet discovery. Twenty years ago astronomers discovered the first planet around a sun-like star, 51 Pegasi b. And in the last 20 years, astronomers have discovered
"04.11.2015 19:18:34" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Want to #BeAnAstronaut, but not sure you’re qualified? We’ve debunked a few of the common myths about what it takes to become an astronaut. Take a look and apply on Dec. 14: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/132538793869/5-myths-about-becoming-an-astronaut
"03.11.2015 21:54:12" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov These aren't the planets you're looking for When astronomers study distant, young star systems, a gap in the dusty disk is routinely interpreted as the dark shape of a planet. But new research shows that gaps in protoplanetary disks may be nothing more than an illusion of light. When astronomers study protoplanetary disks of gas and dust that surround young stars, they sometimes spot a dark gap like the Cassini division in Saturn's rings. It has been suggested that any gap must be caused by an unseen planet that formed in th
"02.11.2015 22:12:19" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We're #15YearsOnStation! More than 220 people from 17 countries have visited the International Space Station. More: http://www.nasa.gov/station15
"02.11.2015 21:04:13" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Cloudy with a chance of salt clouds Researchers have created the first 3-D simulation of clouds in the atmosphere of another world to to unravel GJ1214b's mystery block. Researchers have created the first 3-D simulation of clouds in the atmosphere of another world.
"30.10.2015 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Think haunted houses on Earth are scary?
Think again. Astronomers searching for exoplanets like our own have discovered some pretty frightening places. Like a planet so hot, its clouds are made of vaporized metal. Or the exoplanet bathed in high ene
"29.10.2015 22:12:00" When #JPL engineers compete to carve pumpkins, you end up with the biggest, baddest jack-o-lanterns on the Halloween circuit.
"29.10.2015 20:46:16" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Shy giants A team of astronomers believes the spiral arms of dust and gas that encircle newborn stars are hiding giant, unseen planets. Star light, star bright, do you hide a planet tonight?
A team of astronomers believes the spiral arms of dust and gas that encircle newborn stars are hiding giant, unseen planets.
"28.10.2015 23:07:08" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory THIS. This is why we're so excited about today's close flyby of #Enceladus by NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn: http://go.nasa.gov/1P4QKEC
"28.10.2015 20:15:00" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Stirred, not shaken: How pebbles become planets The standard theory of planet formation left astronomers puzzled for years as to why Mars is smaller than Earth. Now a new model called Viscously Stirred Pebble Accretion (VSPA) shows how dust 'pebbles' can rapidly form planets. A new model called Viscously Stirred Pebble Accretion (VSPA) shows how dust 'pebbles' can rapidly become planets.
"27.10.2015 19:06:47" Timeline Photos Life on Earth began 300 million years earlier than believed, says new UCLA study: http://bit.ly/1MRkeBo
"27.10.2015 18:10:18" nasa.gov NASA Seeks Student Experiments for Edge-of-Space Balloon Flight NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission. Undergrad and graduate students have the opportunity to fly their experiments to the edge of space.
Deadlines for submissions is Dec. 18.
"26.10.2015 20:02:29" nasa.gov 20 Intriguing Worlds Beyond Our Solar System In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first confirmed planet around a sun-like star, more than 60 leaders in the field of exoplanet observations chose their favorites among the nearly 2,000 known exoplanets. Weird, wild and wonderful– the nearly 2,000 planets outside our solar system have redefined what planets look like in our universe. From giant water worlds to scorched rocky planets, exoplanets are an incredibly diverse group. So we asked the exoplan
"26.10.2015 16:43:30" NASA Goddard Elements found inside you were once evenly spread across millions of light-years.
A new survey of hot, X-ray-emitting gas in the Virgo galaxy cluster shows that the elements needed to make stars, planets and people were evenly distributed across mi
"24.10.2015 20:20:37" Timeline Photos There is only one planet we know of so far that is teeming with life––Earth. And on our planet, water is a critical ingredient for life as we know it. While astronomers still don't know whether there's life on other planets, they narrow the search fo
"23.10.2015 20:02:31" Timeline Photos Astronomers once thought our eight-planet solar system was pretty ho-hum: four small, rocky planets in the interior, four gas or ice giants farther out, and an asteroid belt in between. But from what they’ve uncovered so far, it turns out that we cou
"23.10.2015 15:02:24" nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov Night Sky Network | The Future of Exoplanets: The Next 20 Years of... Artist conception of the James Webb Space TelescopeImage Credit: ESA (C. Carreau)Twenty years ago this month, the detection of the first planet... This month marks 20 years of discovering exoplanets. An entire generation has now grown up knowing that there are other planets orbiting other stars like our own. Will the next generation be the first to grow up knowing that life exists on other worl
"23.10.2015 02:11:00" library.fora.tv Hunting Planets: Celebrating 20 Years of Exoplanets To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of exoplanets - planets around other sun-like stars - the Carnegie Institution for Science and the NASA #ICYMI Watch the full celebration! Three top exoplanet hunters came together for the 20th anniversary at Carnegie Institution for Science and talked about what the next 20 years of discovery will bring.
"22.10.2015 22:04:48" Timeline Photos If the rings of Saturn impress you, prepare to marvel at J1407 b. Dubbed a super-Saturn, this planet has rings much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn, and about 200 times larger. If J1407 b replaced Saturn in the solar system, the rin
"22.10.2015 18:26:11" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Three's company: K2 discovery shows hot Jupiter has two planet friends The very first exoplanets discovered, hot Jupiters were assumed to be alone in orbit. But scientists analyzing data from Kepler's K2 mission have discovered one with two close companions, leading to new ideas about planet formation. Hot Jupiters are no longer the loneliest planets. New Kepler Mission K2 data reveals two planets orbiting close to a hot Jupiter, leading to new ideas about planet formation and migration.
"22.10.2015 15:57:16" Timeline Photos TODAY: Join our special #ExoplanetWeek reddit #AMA with the NASA scientists who search for exoplanets. Ask them anything about the search for habitable worlds outside our solar system.
"21.10.2015 20:36:13" library.fora.tv Hunting Planets: Celebrating 20 Years of Exoplanets To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of exoplanets - planets around other sun-like stars - the Carnegie Institution for Science and the NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program are hosting a special program, highlighting prominent scien TONIGHT: Join Carnegie Astronomy for their livestream event with three of world's premiere exoplanet hunters, including Paul Butler, co-discoverer of 51 Pegasi b, the first confirmed planet around a sun-like star.
Watch at 6:45pm EDT
"21.10.2015 19:12:25" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Kepler catches white dwarf cannibalizing tiny 'planet' The first confirmed planetary object transiting a white dwarf is being torn apart by the dead star. The 'K2' Kepler Mission has discovered the first little 'planet' orbiting a white dwarf star. Which is ripping it apart.
"21.10.2015 18:10:00" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov WFIRST-AFTA: Future planet finder A groundbreaking space observatory will image exoplanets and tackle a universe of questions A flying mission from the future could help answer the question, 'Are we alone in the universe?'
"21.10.2015 18:10:00" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov WFIRST-AFTA: Future planet finder A groundbreaking space observatory will image exoplanets and tackle a universe of questions A flying mission from the future could help answer the question, 'Are we alone in the universe?'
"21.10.2015 17:36:42" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov WFIRST-AFTRA: future planet finder A groundbreaking space observatory will image exoplanets and tackle a universe of questions A flying mission from the future could help answer the question, 'Are we alone in the universe?'
"21.10.2015 15:49:29" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration It’s Back to the Future Day! We may not be zipping around in flying cars like Marty and Doc, but a lot has happened since the movie was set in 1985. What would a time traveler from that year discover about NASA today? Our latest Tumblr post has a few
"20.10.2015 20:03:00" Timeline Photos Kepler-186f was the first Earth-size planet outside our solar system found orbiting in the habitable zone of its star, or the distance at which conditions may be right for liquid water on the exoplanet's surface. Since on Earth, water = life, it's on
"20.10.2015 16:27:14" Timeline Photos Greetings from your first exoplanet: The newest addition to our Exoplanet Travel Bureau has arrived! #ExoplanetWeek
Get it here: http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/exoplanettravelbureau
More on 20 years of exoplanets: http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/p
"20.10.2015 00:46:38" whitehouse.gov White House Astronomy Night The White House The 2015 White House Astronomy Night is a celebration of science, technology, and space. Students, teachers, scientists, engineers, astronauts, and others will spend the evening stargazing, learning about some of the newest astronomic Watch live: White House astronomy night lets you ask questions live #AstronomyNight
"19.10.2015 21:21:54" Timeline Photos Around every star is at least one planet, so we’re bound to find one that is rocky, like Earth, and possibly suitable for life. Here are a few current and upcoming missions helping us explore new worlds.
"19.10.2015 16:40:32" National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution TODAY at 1 pm EDT! This month’s “What’s New in Aerospace” live webcast is all about exoplanets: http://s.si.edu/WhatsNewInAerospace
Image Caption and Credit: An artist concept shows the Kepler-10 system, home to two rocky planets. Credit: Harvard-Sm Ask your questions about exoplanets at 1pm ET from National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution's live webcast about the search for other worlds.
"10.10.2015 23:33:29" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Planning on attending JPL Open House on Sunday? Please be aware that on Saturday the gates had to be closed early to all visitors, including walk-ins, due to the popularity of the event. By 8:00 a.m. traffic in the area was heavy; by 10:00 a.m. all FYI: We had lines forming by 8:00 am today, for those of you planning to visit us in the Universe Plaza tomorrow.
"10.10.2015 22:30:53" eyes.nasa.gov NASA’s Eyes: Eyes on Exoplanets Welcome to NASA’s Eyes, a way for you to learn about your home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond and the spacecraft exploring them. Can't be here at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house? Download our popular exhibit "Eyes on Exoplanets" for free and play with every exoplanet we've discovered.
"07.10.2015 16:14:07" SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Today we'll be with Nichelle Nichols answering your questions about SOFIA on reddit at 11 PDT #AMA #NASA747 https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3nv64y/iam_nichelle_nichols_star_treks_uhura_who_last/ Space: the final frontier. Nichelle Nichols aka Lt. Uhura will take your questions in a reddit #AMA at 11am PST about the SOFIA telescope. SOFIA recently studied a 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet to understand more about planetary atmospheres in extreme envi
"06.10.2015 20:07:21" Exoplanet Q&Alien: What's in a name? TODAY we celebrate the 20th anniversary of discovering 51 Pegasi b, our first confirmed exoplanet.
And that begs one question. Exoplanets can be pretty weird places, but do their names have to be so weird, too?
"06.10.2015 17:00:00" Timeline Photos TODAY we're celebrating the incredible anniversary of two decades of exoplanet discovery.
What began with the single discovery of an incredibly hot, strange planet orbiting another star 20 years ago has now brought us to the cusp of answering ancien
"05.10.2015 23:26:37" Timeline Photos Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of finding the very first confirmed exoplanet found around a sun-like star! The discovery of 51 Pegasi b caused quite a stir, launching a whole new field of astronomical research.
"01.10.2015 22:40:28" Timeline Photos Want to know how to find an exoplanet next time you look up at the night sky? Download October's Universe Discovery Guide to learn where to find one and more about exoplanetary systems.
"01.10.2015 19:34:35" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our New Horizons spacecraft has returned the best color and highest resolution images yet of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. This moon was thought to be a monotonous, crater-battled world; instead, it’s covered with mountains, canyons, landslides and m
"01.10.2015 16:16:15" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Worlds within a Worlds: Astronomers using our Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen evaporating from a Neptune-sized planet 30 light-years away. The planet’s atmosphere is evaporating because of extreme irradiation from
"30.09.2015 20:10:34" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory New color-coded images of Ceres are out from the NASA Dawn Mission. What the colors mean: http://go.nasa.gov/1P5FqZh Ceres- the largest object in our asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and the smallest dwarf planet, is all dressed up for her NASA Dawn Mission photoshoot.
Did you know? Ceres was discovered in 1801 on New Year's Day by a Catholic priest, Giusep
"30.09.2015 17:38:58" aasnova.org A Pulsar Eases Off the Brakes A Pulsar Eases Off the Brakes By Susanna Kohler on 30 September 2015 Share: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Reddit Email This still from an animation shows an artist’s impression of a pulsar, surrounded by strong magnetic field lines (blue) and emi A young pulsar "brakes" the rules.
#Exoplanet facts: Some of the first exoplanets discovered orbit a pulsar called PSR B1257+12. A pulsar is the rapidly-spinning core of a massive exploded star, that pulses with radiation (hence the name).
"29.09.2015 20:24:03" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Earth-like exoplanets may have magnetic fields capable of protecting life Just as Earth's magnetic field protects us from solar radiation, astronomers believe Earth-like exoplanets generate life-saving magnetic fields. Hope for life? Astronomers from the University of Washington now believe Earth-like #exoplanets could have life-saving magnetic fields, much like our own planet's.
"29.09.2015 18:26:07" SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy See where our observations took us last night. From Canada to the coast of California we observed an exoplanet. #NASA747 Meet the largest flying observatory in the world- a Boeing 747SP named the "Clipper Lindbergh" who holds the SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. Last night, SOFIA studied a Uranus-sized #exoplanet to learn more about its atmospher
"29.09.2015 16:43:05" makezine.com NASA Announces Winners of 3D Printed Habitat Challenge | Make: Today winners of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge were announced at World Maker Faire, walking away with a cumulative total of $50,000. One day we'd like to get to other worlds. But in the meantime, the winners of this 3D Printed Habitat Challenge are trying to make it possible for human beings to live on Mars. This challenge's winner designed the Ice House, which makes inventive use
"28.09.2015 21:18:08" youtube.com Why Do We Put Telescopes in Space? Thanks to the Space Telescope Science Institute for supporting this video! http://webbtelescope.org/ And as always, thanks to Patreon supporters! MinutePhysi... #JWST stars (pun intended!) in Minutephysics' new video illustrating why we put telescopes in space
"28.09.2015 16:49:38" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Liquid water flows on present-day Mars! Researchers using our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious dark streaks are seen on the Red Planet. Scientists say it’s likely a shallow subsurface flo Water on Mars!
Did you know: To find water on exoplanets, astronomers use a technique called transmission spectroscopy. When an exoplanet crosses in front of its parent star, the light filters through the planet’s atmosphere to our telescopes. If wat
"25.09.2015 20:00:03" aasnova.org How Normal is Our Solar System? How Normal is Our Solar System? By Susanna Kohler on 25 September 2015 Share: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Reddit Email Model of all the multi-planet systems found by Kepler as of November 2013; our terrestrial planets are shown in grey at the t "To date, we’ve discovered nearly 2000 confirmed exoplanets, as well as thousands of additional candidates. Amidst this vast sea of solar systems, how special is our own?"
"25.09.2015 16:05:01" Timeline Photos TODAY: A NASA Goddard astrophysicist, an ESA - European Space Agency astronomer, and more will answer your questions about helping the WISE Mission discover new parts of the galaxy. Participate at 1pm EST in today's reddit AMA. #DiskDetAMA
"24.09.2015 23:35:12" Timeline Photos Tomorrow: Want to help WISE Mission find new planetary systems far, far away? Tune in at 1 pm EST for a reddit #AMA with Disk Detective #DiskDetAMA
Image: A section of the Milky Way, as observed by WISE mission.
"24.09.2015 18:22:00" Timeline Photos #TBT: The Earth as seen from the moon by the Apollo 11 crew, before astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969.
"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other
"23.09.2015 16:15:00" Timeline Photos #ICYMI: While you’re keeping an eye on the sky for exoplanets, take a look at Earth's own supermoon eclipse on Sept. 27-28.
A supermoon appears larger than usual because the moon will be at the closest point in its orbit to Earth, called perigee. A
"22.09.2015 17:24:23" oak.ctx.ly Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out If you see a magnetar, don't pick it up. Magnetars are a special kind of neutron star that have become really, really, really magnetic. So magnetic, that if you were to get close to one, you would simply...dissolve.
"21.09.2015 23:18:26" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Gemini Planet Imager shows darting exoplanet A series of images of a distant gas giant reveal its orbit around its star Beta Pictoris, located some 60 light-years from Earth. Image credit: M. Millar-Blanchaer, University of Toronto; F. Marchis, SETI Institute Watch this: A team of astronomers at the Gemini Observatory & University of Toronto made a brief video of an exoplanet moving in its orbit around a distant star.
"16.09.2015 23:40:03" Timeline Photos Like sunlight through a stained-glass window, starlight can shine through the atmosphere of a distant planet, allowing scientists to determine the atmosphere’s composition. The technique works only when, from our perspective on Earth, the faraway pla
"16.09.2015 17:45:20" phys.org How Hubble's successor will give us a glimpse into the very first galaxies A key feature of our understanding of cosmology is that the universe has a finite age. This means that there was a period of the universe's history when galaxies first formed. Studying this epoch has long been one of the tantalising goals of observat
"16.09.2015 00:20:21" nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov Night Sky Network | Help Discover Exoplanets Discovery of a transit around the star KIC10005758 spotted via planethunters.org Screenshot credit: planethunters.org Hunting for exoplanets is not just for astronomers with years of training and specialized equipment-you too can join the hunt for wo Astronomers, assemble! You could be the first to help NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration find a strange, new world. Or name it.
Here’s a few places to get started: SETI@home, PlanetHunters, and Zooniverse.
"15.09.2015 19:59:33" Astrobiology Magazine [astrobio.net] Advanced Alien Civilizations Rare or Absent in the Local Universe-
Radio observations of candidate galaxies suggest that advanced civilizations may be very rare or entirely absent from the local universe.
"15.09.2015 01:13:04" Hubble Space Telescope One of the few merging galaxies close enough to be observed in depth. ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week
Credit: ESA - European Space Agency / Hubble Space Telescope & NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"14.09.2015 22:27:24" nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov Night Sky Network | Kepler's Second Light: The K2 Survey Mission image courtesy NASA/Kepler In May 2013, after four years of very successful planet-hunting, the Kepler space telescope suddenly went into safe mode. Engineers found that Reaction Wheel #4 had failed. Combined with the earlier failure of another reac If you think discoveries such as Earth-life exoplanet Kepler-452b are exciting (and we do), you’ve got Kepler Mission engineers to thank.
When the Kepler telescope broke down two years ago, only their quick-thinking saved it for another mission and
"12.09.2015 01:20:57" ustream.tv The Birth Of Planets Original air date: Sept. 10, 2015, at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC) Thousands of planets are now known outside our solar system, from rocky worlds to "hot Jupiters" to planets orbiting not one, but two stars. So where did all this diversity come f Hot Jupiters that circle their star in a few days, massive planets on wildly looping orbits, planets that circle two stars instead of one.
Astrophysicist Dr. Neal Turner and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory explain how #exoplanets and their solar syst
"11.09.2015 20:00:01" Timeline Photos This disintegrating planet is an endangered species. Boiling away due to its close proximity to its star, it is quickly disappearing—at least in cosmic terms. While planets like Earth last billions of years, this one could be gone in just 200 million
"08.09.2015 20:32:01" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Seeing Earth as an exoplanet: space probe spots nitrogen Got nitrogen? Seeing Earth as an exoplanet helps astronomers on their quest for life on other worlds. Got nitrogen? Seeing Earth as an exoplanet helps astronomers on their quest for life on other worlds.
"03.09.2015 21:18:01" eyes.nasa.gov NASA’s Eyes: Eyes on Exoplanets Get set for launch. “Eyes on Exoplanets” will fly you to any planet you wish—as long as it’s far beyond our solar system. Get set for launch. “Eyes on Exoplanets” will fly you to any planet you wish—as long as it’s far beyond our solar system.
"27.08.2015 23:00:57" Over the last 20 years, we have discovered all kinds of strange planets we never thought could exist and that have no analog in our solar system. A whole new category of planets, Super Earths are quite common in our galaxy. These planets can be up to
"20.08.2015 20:48:34" Happy anniversary! NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope celebrates 12 years with a new digital calendar of cosmic eye candy: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/colorful-calendar-celebrates-12th-anniversary-of-nasas-spitzer.
"18.08.2015 23:20:41" Some giant planets, many times the size of Jupiter, are puffed up. While larger in size, these planets are less massive, meaning they are much less dense. If we could find a bathtub large enough they would float in water.
Download and share our "Sty
"17.08.2015 23:20:28" jpl.nasa.gov How to Teach 'Exoplanets' and the Search for Other Earths Teaching exoplanets and habitability? Engage your students in some "far out" physics and math, featuring Kepler-452b. Teaching exoplanets and habitability? Engage your students in some "far out" physics and math, featuring Kepler-452b.
"14.08.2015 20:52:58" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Exoplanet snapshot: New imager captures young 'Jupiter' A new exoplanet imager takes its first picture: a Jupiter-like planet 100 light years away and 20 million years young. The new Gemini Planet Imager has discovered its first exoplanet, a "Jupiter" 20 million years young.
"12.08.2015 17:30:48" nameexoworlds.iau.org New names for exoplanets: Cast your vote now The International Astronomical Union is inviting the public to help decide the names of 32 planets orbiting other stars. The deadline to vote is Oct 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. UTC (4:59 p.m. PST).
Image credit: IAU/L. Calçada
"11.08.2015 20:50:01" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov PSO J318.5-22 - Where the Nightlife Never Ends Discovered in October 2013 using direct imaging, PSO J318.5-22 belongs to a special class of planets called rogue, or free-floating, planets. Want this poster? Come by the NASA #IAU2015 booth at 2 p.m. Hawaii time. Or download it at the link below.
"10.08.2015 23:53:48" A truly doomed planet, WASP-12b is being cannibalized by its star. With a 1.1-day orbit, it is so close that the star’s heat is stripping the planet’s atmosphere; this material then falls into the star. In a way, the star is stealing the planet’s pow
"06.08.2015 22:46:36" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov [ANIMATED GIF] Getting Closer to Another Earth: Kepler's 4500+ Planet Candidates In the three and a half years of its primary mission, NASA's Kepler spacecraft produced a mountain of data. Astronomers continue to mine it, finding new likely planets all the time - including Kepler-452 b, the most Earth-like exoplanet found so far. In the three and a half years of its primary mission, NASA's Kepler Mission produced a mountain of data. Astronomers continue to mine it, finding new likely planets all the time — including Kepler-452 b, the most Earth-like exoplanet found so far. Ta
"05.08.2015 22:00:01" nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov Universe Discovery Guide: August | Night Sky Network Just 20 years ago, we only knew about planets in our Solar System. In that time we have discovered thousands of planets around other stars and are beginning to understand what the planetary landscape of our neighborhood looks like. The August Universe Discovery Guide is out! Discover the universe with your family and friends!
"04.08.2015 18:19:20" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov PSO J318.5-22 - Where the Nightlife Never Ends Discovered in October 2013 using direct imaging, PSO J318.5-22 belongs to a special class of planets called rogue, or free-floating, planets. Download our new poster about PSO J318.5-22, a rogue, or free-floating, planet!
"31.07.2015 17:07:20" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Infographic: Profile of planet 51 Pegasi b The first exoplanet discovered around a sun-like star, 51 Pegasi b made us question what we knew of our universe and launched the search for new worlds. Learn more about one of the first exoplanets to be discovered!
"31.07.2015 16:03:13" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Exoplanets 20/20: Looking back to the future Two decades into the study of planets that orbit other stars, scientists recall that the discovery of the first such planet seemed almost unbelievable at the time. Two decades into the study of planets that orbit other stars, scientists recall that the discovery of the first such planet seemed almost unbelievable at the time.
"31.07.2015 15:57:54" This year we celebrate the discovery of 51 Pegasi b in October, 1995. This giant planet is about half the size of Jupiter and orbits its star in about 4 days. '51 Peg’ helped launch a whole new field of exploration. NASA - National Aeronautics and Sp
"30.07.2015 21:27:19" jpl.nasa.gov NASA's Spitzer Confirms Closest Rocky Exoplanet Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. Meet our newly confirmed neighbor, HD 219134b!
"30.07.2015 21:02:34" nasa.gov Telescopes Find Distant Uranus-Sized Planet Through Microlensing Hubble and the Keck Observatory independently confirm views of an exoplanet orbiting far from its central star using gravitational microlensing. Scientific teams used the Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to identify a Uranus-sized planet using a powerful technique called "microlensing."
"30.07.2015 13:16:38" We believe there is at least one planet for every star in our galaxy. This could mean as many as 100 to 400 BILLION planets in our galaxy alone. It’s been 20 years since we found the first exoplanet around a Sun-like star. Today we’ll be sharing some
"23.07.2015 23:38:23" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov INFOGRAPHIC: Profile of planet Kepler-452b The first Earth-size planet discovered around a near solar twin, the discovery of Kepler-452b brings us closer than ever to finding an Earth-like planet. Find fun facts about Kepler-452b here!
"23.07.2015 21:30:01" A newly discovered exoplanet, Kepler-452b takes us closer than ever to finding a planet that looks like our own. This super-Earth is 60% larger than our home world, but its year is only 20 days longer than ours. That places it quite comfortably in th
"23.07.2015 19:14:10" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed Kepler-452b as the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
"23.07.2015 17:01:43" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Finding Another Earth Kepler's newest planetary find joins a pantheon of planets with similarities to Earth. Kepler Mission's newest planetary find joins a pantheon of planets with similarities to Earth.
"23.07.2015 16:00:20" Kepler Mission Good Morning, Earthlings! Nice day for a new world. Kepler will share its latest results this morning, and you can join the fun! 9AM PDT, Noon EDT. Here are the links to the media advisory and the ustream:
http://www.nasa.gov/pre From Kepler Mission:
Good Morning, Earthlings! Nice day for a new world. Kepler will share its latest results this morning, and you can join the fun! 9AM PDT, Noon EDT. Here are the links to the media advisory and the ustream:
"22.07.2015 16:57:27" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Will the real ‘first exoplanet’ please stand up? Exoplanet hunters sometime disagree over who made the first discovery of a world orbiting another star. But in the end, it's all about timing. Exoplanet hunters disagree over who made the first discovery of a world orbiting another star. The question can even inspire a bit of intercontinental rivalry, with both American and European teams laying claim to “firsts.”
"21.07.2015 21:00:42" nasa.gov NASA to Announce Latest Kepler Discoveries NASA will host a news teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 23 to announce new discoveries made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.
"20.07.2015 21:54:26" First we learned the Earth was round. Then we found out we were not at the center of the cosmos, just another planet orbiting the sun. Only 20 years ago came the confirmation of the first planet found to be orbiting another star. Now it's 5,000 exopl
"17.07.2015 16:05:41" aas.org Join the Inaugural "Future in Space" Hangout on 17 July | American Astronomical Society Recent space telescope missions such as Kepler and Spitzer have shown that there are many, many planets orbiting other stars. Current estimates show that for every star in the Milky Way galaxy, there are on average 1.6 planets in orbit around them. M Let's hang out to talk about the future in space at 3 p.m. ET!
"17.07.2015 16:00:02" nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov Night Sky Network: How do we find Exoplanets? Astronomers tried for years to discover evidence that worlds existed around stars other than our Sun. By the mid 1990s, technology finally caught up with desire for discovery and lead to the first discovery of a planet orbiting another sun-like star How do you find an exoplanet? Here are five clever methods the pros use to tease planets out of hiding.
"16.07.2015 16:50:10" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Jupiter twin orbits a twin of our sun Astronomers used a telescope in Chile to discover a "twin" of Jupiter orbiting a distant star. Although many planets similar to Jupiter have been found at a variety of distances from sun-like stars, this newly discovered planet, in terms of both mass and distance from its host star, and in terms of the similarity between the host star and our
"14.07.2015 16:04:46" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Have questions about today's #PlutoFlyby by our New Horizons spacecraft? Members of the New Horizons Teams will be answering your questions on social media today:
- Noon ET: Join the New Horizons team on Reddit for an 'Ask us Anything' AMA session:
"14.07.2015 16:03:22" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration After a decade-long journey through our solar system, our New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto today, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India - making it the first-ever spa
"03.07.2015 00:16:39" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 4th of July sparklers that last: A glittery cluster of stars seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
Full-res + info: http://go.nasa.gov/1HyPmqK
"02.07.2015 23:32:43" nouvelles.umontreal.ca Detecting exoplanets close to their host stars Astronomers have successfully commissioned a new type of optic that can reveal the image of an exoplanet next to its parent star. New optic makes detecting exoplanets close to their host stars easier.
"01.07.2015 19:28:40" youtube.com The Wait: New Horizons at Pluto NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will do its closest flyby of Pluto on July 14, 2015. “The Wait” alludes to not just New Horizons’ 9-year, 3-billion-mile journ... Are you ready?
"01.07.2015 16:14:32" The Planet Around Beta Pictoris Makes Waves The Planet Around Beta Pictoris Makes Waves
Beta Pictoris, a star about 60 light years from Earth, is surrounded by a huge, rocky, icy disk called a debris disk. Inside that disk is a central clearing in the larger planetesimals, and inside that cen
"30.06.2015 15:49:33" lpi.usra.edu Explore Community Corner Parents, want to keep your kids busy this summer? Have them explore other worlds with this book list. Parents, want to keep your kids busy this summer? Have them explore other worlds with this book list.
"25.06.2015 20:43:33" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Can planets be rejuvenated around dead stars? Astronomers have found tentative evidence for hypothesized "rejuvenated planets," giant planets that regain their youthful, infrared glow. For a planet, this would be like a day at the spa.
"24.06.2015 22:37:56" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov A vast cloud—"The Behemoth"—trails a bleeding exoplanet A warm, Neptune-sized planet 30 light years from Earth is losing its hydrogen atmosphere, forming a huge, comet-like tail. A phenomenon never before seen around an exoplanet.
"23.06.2015 23:45:26" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Living color: life on other worlds Lifeforms on distant planets that don't rely on photosynthesis might lend a distinctive signature to their planet's light — one that could be visible to powerful telescopes of the future. Nonphotosynthetic pigments could be biosignatures of life on other worlds.
"22.06.2015 23:32:25" NASA Space Place As NASA missions continue to explore our solar system and search for new worlds, they are finding powerful evidence that there might be other water worlds out there besides our own. To learn more about potential oceans and life among the stars, visit
"19.06.2015 16:54:20" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov 'Sunscreen' layer spotted on distant planet Peering at an exoplanet known as WASP-33b with the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA scientists have discovered that the planet has a superheated stratosphere capable of absorbing ultraviolet and visible light. Our Hubble telescope found a "sunscreen" layer on a massive, blazing hot exoplanet.
"17.06.2015 22:31:35" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Mars-size planet orbits distant star Scientists measured both the size and mass of a small planet orbiting a star some 200 light years away -- a first for an exoplanet smaller than Earth. Scientists have measured both the mass and size of a Mars-size exoplanet, a first.
"16.06.2015 22:51:06" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Finding out what makes hot Jupiters tick To learn more about the inner workings of giant exoplanets known as hot Jupiters, as well as their host stars, scientists used NASA supercomputers to create simulations of their interiors. Researchers are looking inside hot Jupiters to see what makes them tick. NASA Ames Research Center
"16.06.2015 00:07:38" eyes.nasa.gov NASA's Eyes on Exoplanets Explore a 3D simulation of all planets that have been discovered around other stars. The first exoplanet was discovered 20 years ago. Now you can visit these other worlds virtually.
"12.06.2015 00:32:51" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy Warm planets the size of Neptune, but with atmospheres of helium, might be commonplace in the galaxy. News from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope!
"10.06.2015 22:48:51" washington.edu Atmospheric signs of volcanic activity could aid search for life Planets with volcanic activity are considered better candidates for life than worlds without such heated internal goings-on. Looking for life on other worlds? Volcanoes could hold answers.
"09.06.2015 00:23:20" Experience the Gravity of a Super Earth
Twice as big in volume as the Earth, HD 40307g straddles the line between "Super-Earth" and "mini-Neptune," and scientists aren't sure if it has a rocky surface or one that's buried beneath thick layers of gas
"05.06.2015 22:59:31" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration TOMORROW: Watch us live at 1 p.m. EDT on NASA TV to preview our New Horizons mission, which will help us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first flyby of dwarf planet Pluto July 14 and by venturing deeper into the distan
"05.06.2015 22:59:12" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration How bright is noon on Pluto? The dwarf planet orbits on the fringes of our solar system, billions of miles away. Sunlight is much weaker there than it is here on Earth, yet it isn't completely dark. If you go outside at a certain time on a clear day,
"05.06.2015 15:45:10" nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov A Whole New Universe: 20 Years of Exoplanets The first exoplanet found orbiting another Sun-like star was first discovered 20 years ago. Since then scores of aliens worlds have been found and have completely changed our understanding of the Universe. Discovering Pegasi 51b changed everything. Happy 20 years!
"03.06.2015 21:47:54" Relax on Kepler-16b, where your shadow always has company!
Like Luke Skywalker's planet "Tatooine" in Star Wars, Kepler-16b orbits a pair of stars. Depicted here as a terrestrial planet, Kepler-16b might also be a gas giant like Saturn. Prospects fo
"02.06.2015 21:39:17" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Small planets, circular orbits: a better chance for life Observations of 74 Earth-sized planets around distant stars may narrow field of habitable candidates. Circular orbits may be normal outside of our solar system, at least for systems with planets as small as Earth.
"01.06.2015 23:43:24" Q&Alien - What's a "habitable zone"? Q&Alien: If an exoplanet is in the habitable zone, does that mean it's teeming with aliens? Find out: http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/video/62.
"28.05.2015 23:16:06" Kepler-186 f - Where the Grass is Always Redder
Kepler-186f is the first Earth-size planet discovered in the potentially 'habitable zone' around another star, where liquid water could exist on the planet's surface. Its star is much cooler and redder
"27.05.2015 21:59:25" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Earth-like planets more likely around Sun-like stars than red dwarfs Searching for other Earths? Sun-like stars could be best targets. Searching for other Earths? Sun-like stars could be best targets.
"26.05.2015 23:49:48" ustream.tv Planet Hunting Original air date: May 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC) The Search for Planets, Habitability, and Life in our Galaxy What will the first evidence of life outside our own solar system look like? And what future technologies are required to How will we find life on another planet? With some seriously futuristic technology.
"21.05.2015 16:42:07" TONIGHT: The search for planets, habitability and life in our galaxy, 7 p.m. PT
"14.05.2015 23:49:50" nasa.gov Kepler Observes Neptune Dance with Its Moons NASA's Kepler spacecraft, known for its planet-hunting prowess of other stars, is also studying solar system objects. In its new K2 mission, Neptune and two of its moons, Triton and Nereid, have been imaged. Kepler spots Neptune dancing in the dark with Triton and Nereid!
"14.05.2015 16:30:12" imgur.com 5253 Planet Transits in a Typical Week from the Kepler Telescope. The Internet's visual storytelling community. Explore, share, and discuss the best visual stories the Internet has to offer. Watching new worlds come into Kepler's view!
"14.05.2015 00:55:50" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov The weather on alien worlds: astrophysicists prepare forecasts for planets beyond our solar system Astrophysicists have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six extra-solar planets seen to exhibit different phases. Astrophysicists have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six extra-solar planets seen to exhibit different phases.
"12.05.2015 23:56:37" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Kepler's Six Years In Science (and Counting): By The Numbers NASA's Kepler spacecraft began hunting for planets outside our solar system on May 12, 2009. Time flies! Kepler celebrates six years of searching for other Earths.
"12.05.2015 23:08:00" NASA Planetquest's cover photo It took humans thousands of years to find the seven other planets in our solar system, and, not long ago, it seemed possible that was the limit of what we'd discover. Exoplanets, especially Earth-like ones, were the stuff of science fiction.
"12.05.2015 23:07:16" NASA Planetquest It took humans thousands of years to find the seven other planets in our solar system, and, not long ago, it seemed possible that was the limit of what we'd discover. Exoplanets, especially Earth-like ones, were the stuff of science fiction.
"12.05.2015 23:07:16" NASA Planetquest
"12.05.2015 00:32:43" space.com Living on an Alien Planet: Exoplanet Kepler-186f (Infographic) At last humans are able to make educated guesses about what living on alien worlds might be like. Here's what we know about the alien planet Kepler-186f. Kepler 186f: Habitable? Maybe. Learn more about this Earth-sized exoplanet.
"01.09.2014 23:35:18" Timeline Photos NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/1q4yyzk
"01.09.2014 23:35:18" NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/1q4yyzk
"23.07.2014 21:34:25" Timeline Photos Using data from the Kepler Mission and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have made the most precise measurement ever of the size of a world outside our solar system. Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/1r9kCBM
"23.07.2014 21:34:25" Using data from the Kepler Mission and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have made the most precise measurement ever of the size of a world outside our solar system. Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/1r9kCBM
"22.07.2014 17:33:53" Timeline Photos Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Located beyond the "snow line" this planet may give clues about planetary migration. Read more at: http://1.usa.gov/1kQhC9E
"22.07.2014 17:33:53" Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Located beyond the "snow line" this planet may give clues about planetary migration. Read more at: http://1.usa.gov/1kQhC9E