Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time.

Exoplanet space telescope will launch in December 2017

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA's Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method.

The Daring Plan to Find the Next Earth Within a Decade

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Project Blue, an ambitious effort to discover Earth-like worlds around Alpha Centauri A or B, by building a small, space-based telescope capable of photographing them.

WFIRST space telescope will use Gravitational microlensing to survey exoplanets

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

This will lead to a statistical census of exoplanets with masses greater than a tenth of the Earth's mass.

A Nearby Exoplanet Might Have Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

GJ 1132b, an extrasolar planet about 1.2 times the size and 1.6 times the mass of the Earth, intrigued astronomers when it was discovered last year.