Exoplanet: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
2019 Nobel prize in physics awarded
Published: October 9, 2019
The Nobel Prize 2019 for Physics has jointly been awarded to three scientists – James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz – groundbreaking discoveries about the evolution of the universe and the Earth’s place in the cosmos. One half of the award was given to James Peebles for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology and the ..
2019 Nobel Prize – Physics
Published: October 8, 2019
The 2019 Nobel prize for Physics was awarded to Swiss Scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz and Canadian – American physicist James Peebles. One half of the prize was won by the American for his contribution towards “Theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”. The other half was shared between the Swiss scientists for their work on ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
GJ 357 d: NASA’s TESS discovers 1st nearby super-earth
Published: August 5, 2019
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission has discovered GJ 357 d, a super-Earth planet located 31 light years away from our own solar system. Researchers claim that it is the first nearby “super-Earth” planet that could possibly support life as it orbit within its star’s “habitable zone or Goldilocks Zone”. About GJ 357 d ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
The researchers at University of Warwick in UK discover a rogue exoplanet
Published: June 3, 2019
The researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK have discovered a rogue exoplanet – NGTS-4b – with its own atmosphere in the Neptunian Desert. The Neptunian Desert is the region close to stars where no Neptune-sized planets are found. This area receives strong irradiation from the star, meaning the planets do not retain ..
Topics: Astronomy • Atacama Desert • Contents • European Southern Observatory • Exoplanet • Exoplanetology • Neptunian Desert • Next-Generation Transit Survey • Paranal Observatory • Planet • Planetary science • Space Science
TESS Mission of NASA discovers its first Earth-size planet – HD 21749c
Published: April 18, 2019
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission of NASA has discovered its first Earth-size planet – HD 21749c. The newly-discovered planet is about 89% Earth’s diameter. The planet is likely very hot, with surface temperatures perhaps as high as 800 degrees F (427 degrees C). It orbits HD 21749, a K-type dwarf star located 53 ..
Topics: Astronomy • Exoplanet • Exoplanetology • HD 21749 • Observational astronomy • Planet • Planetary science • Reticulum • Space observatories • Space Science • Transit • Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite