Discovery of a lava and iron planet

Illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in front of a lava planet orbiting its host star. TESS will identify thousands of potential new planets to study and observe. NASA/GSFC During its last update, carried out on Wednesday 1is In December, the Internet site, better known by its name Encyclopedia of extrasolar planets, … Read more

One year on this big, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long

Journal Reference: Ian Wong, Avi Shporer, George Zhou, Daniel Kitzmann, Thaddeus D. Komacek, Xianyu Tan, René Tronsgaard, Lars A. Buchhave, Shreyas Vissapragada, Michael Greklek-McKeon, Joseph E. Rodriguez, John P. Ahlers, Samuel N. Quinn, Elise Furlan, Steve B. Howell, Allyson Bieryla, Kevin Heng, Heather A. Knutson, Karen A. Collins, Kim K. McLeod, Perry Berlind, Peyton Brown, … Read more

Astronomers may have discovered a planet outside of our galaxy

Journal Reference: Rosanne Di Stefano, Julia Berndtsson, Ryan Urquhart, Roberto Soria, Vinay L. Kashyap, Theron W. Carmichael, Nia Imara. A possible planet candidate in an external galaxy detected through X-ray transit. Nature Astronomy, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41550-021-01495-w The possible exoplanet candidate is located in the spiral galaxy Messier 51 (M51), also called the Whirlpool Galaxy because … Read more