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Getting Up Close and Personal with an Earth-Sized Exoplanet

A newfound alien world orbiting a small, nearby star could be one of the first exoplanets scientists get to investigate in detail. An artist’s impression of an…

Circular orbits identified for small exoplanets

…Denmark report that 74 exoplanets, located hundreds of light-years away, orbit their respective stars in circular patterns, much like the planets of our solar system. These 74 exoplanets, which orbit…

Explained: Transiting exoplanets

or so is because people have tried their hardest to find them,” says Winn, who has studied exoplanets for six years. Astronomers have detected the majority of exoplanets by analyzing…

NASA’s TESS mission Cleared for Next Development Phase

…More than a dozen universities and observatories worldwide are participating in the scientific planning for the mission. News Office 5079 13768 http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/nasa-tess-exoplanets-mission-cleared-next-development-phase-1110 2014-11-10 04:49:01 10041 Read Original Article Link http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/nasa-tess-exoplanets-mission-cleared-next-development-phase-1110…

CANCELED — Imaging All the Sky All the Time in Search of Radio Exoplanets (Speaker: Gregg Hallinan, CalTech)

…may be detectable from exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, which would provide the first direct confirmation of the presence, strength and extent of exoplanetary magnetospheres, as well as informing on their…

Imaging All the Sky All the Time in Search of Radio Exoplanets (speaker: Gregg Hallinan, CalTech)

…search for similar emission from exoplanets. I will discuss the auroral radio emission from exoplanets and brown dwarfs and introduce a new radio telescope, consisting of 352 antennas spaced across…

Sara Seager

…of transiting exoplanets. 617-253-6775 seager@mit.edu Faculty Page (Physics)|http://web.mit.edu/physics/people/faculty/seager_sara.html, Exoplanets|http://seagerexoplanets.mit.edu/index.htm, personal website|https://www.saraseager.com/ Class of 1941 Professor of Physics and Planetary Science September 25, 2013 — Sara Seager wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’.

Citizen scientists discover five tightly packed exoplanets

…considered super-Earths, sizing in at two to three times larger than our own blue planet. All five exoplanets are likely scorchingly hot: Each planet comes incredibly close to its star,…

New technique measures mass of exoplanets

Method will help scientists determine the mass of exoplanets that are not measurable in any other way. To date, scientists have confirmed the existence of more than 900 exoplanets circulating…

Learning from hot Jupiters

…the quest to find an Earth twin and the effort to make sense of the 500 exoplanets that have been discovered since 1995. For some researchers, studying the exoplanets that…