Category Archives: Exoplanets

Exoplanets Seen by Hubble in 1998 Finally Revealed

Phil Plait over at Discover’s Bad Astronomy writes about the hidden exoplanets in Hubble data. Exoplanets Seen by Hubble in 1998 Finally Revealed

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Apple iPhone, iPad Exoplanet App

For the Apple users out there, a recently updated Exoplanet app. Get daily updates of exoplanet discoveries along with nice galaxy visuals. Developer, Hanno Rein’s app site.

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ATTN: Armchair Astronomers. You too can hunt for exoplanets.

Planet Hunters, a web site with the Kepler findings, is now open to the public. Take a look. Hunt a planet. Learn more from Andrea Parrish here.

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Fifty New Exoplanets

“Fifty new exoplanets discovered by HARPS” at Astronomy Magazine. Read more at astronomy.com. Also, a National Geographic article.

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The Coolest Exoplanet Book This Year

Just found this over at the Exoplanetology blog. A new children’s book of exoplanet poetry! I’m a big fan of youth books, especially in love with the DK youth and DK Eyewitness series. The local library has in Jack Prelutsky‘s The Swamps of Sleethe, and after I get over this cold I’m heading straight for […]

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The Rocky Planet Picture Show?

It’s rainin’ rocks! Hallelujah it’s rainin’ rocks! Credit: ESO/L. Calcada At least that’s how it is on COROT-7b, a little rocky planet with bigger climate problems than our own. Forecast for tomorrow: 100% chance of rock storms. It’s suggested to pack a light jacket.

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Gliese 581 d & e

The lightest exoplanet yet known is now Gliese e. Gliese d has been reevaluated and is thought to be within the habitable zone. Find out more at Astronomy.com and Wired Science.   Based on a diagram by Franck Selsis, University of Bordeaux. ESO

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Alan P. Boss – The Crowded Universe

Alan Boss is an astrophysicist and one of the main members behind the Kepler Mission, which launched in 03.09. His book The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets was published 02.09. Here he is presented by the Commonwealth Club, also in 03.09, explaining the history of the exoplanet search and the techniques used.

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Hidden Planet Found in Old Hubble Data

The planet itself is not a new discovery, but finding it in Hubble’s old data is.

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Are Earth’s signals detectable on other planets?

Have you ever wondered if Earth’s signals would be detectable by life on other planets? Find out more in this BBC article.

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