Exoplanets Current Affairs, GK & News

James Webb telescope: Discovery of water on distant planet

James Webb Telescope will help in discovery of water on distant planet. This telescope will help the researchers in measuring the chemical makeup of atmospheres of planets across other stars. Researchers hope that, one or more of the planets will show chemical signature of life. Highlights According to researchers, Life might exist in solar system where there is liquid water. For ..

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NASA: Confirmation of 5000 Exoplanets

65 new planets have been discovered by NASA outside the Earth’s solar system. This new discovery takes the total number of exoplanets that have been discovered to over 5000. Some of these discovered planets are Earth-like. Overview: This newly discovered 65 planets has marked a milestone in space exploration. These 65 newly discovered planets will ..

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WASP-107b: Giant Exoplanet has low core mass

The researchers studying about the WASP-107b have recently found that the core mass of the giant exoplanet is much lower than what was previously assumed. Recent Study on WASP-107b WASP-107b is an exoplanet and was discovered in 2017. Earlier, the scientists believed that the planet was huge in size due to its huge gas envelope ..

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What is Planet Nine?

Planet Nine is a hypothetical planet that is said to be 10 times the size of the Earth and orbits far beyond Neptune a highly eccentric orbit around the Sun. It was first proposed in 2012 to explain perturbations in the orbits of draft planets beyond Neptune’s orbit, which are called Kuiper Belt objects. Its ..

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NASA satellite finds 66 new exoplanets

The NASA’s planet-hunter TESS has found 66 exoplanets or worlds beyond our solar system, as well as nearly 2100 candidates as such candidates on which the astronomers are working to confirm if they have the chances to be called as planets. About TESS TESS stands for Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite and it scanned about 75 ..

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Existence of Earth like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri confirmed

On May 30, 2020, the international team of scientists confirmed the existence of the planet that is of the size of the earth. The planet is revolving Proxima Centauri star in the Alpha Centauri star system. Highlights The planet has the mass of 1.17 times as that of the earth. The mass of the planet ..

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