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Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES)

China proposed a project named Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) to survey the sky through a space-based telescope. What is the objective? The objective is to find habitable terrestrial planets outside the solar system, around 32 light-years from Earth. It will be the first space mission specially designed to search for habitable Earth-like planets around ..

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Near Identical Twin of Jupiter Planet

Astronomers have recently discovered a planet that is a near-identical twin of Jupiter. The newly discovered twin of Jupiter is also located at a similar distance from its star as the distance between Jupiter and the Sun. Overview: The newly discovered planet has been dubbed K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb. This exoplanet has been discovered by an international astrophysicist’s ..

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TESS discovered its first Earth-size Habitable-Zone Planet

Responsible for civilian space program and aeronautics & aerospace research in United States, the independent agency of the United States Federal Government, NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s planet hunter-Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TISS) has discovered its first Earth-size Habitable-zone Planet named ‘TOI 700 d’, which is one of the few rarest Earth-size planet discovered ..

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Hubble Telescope finds Water Vapour on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet

For the first time have Astronomers have discovered water vapour signatures in the atmosphere of a planet beyond our solar system that resides in the habitable zone (the region around a star which can support liquid water given sufficient atmospheric pressure). Discovery of Water Vapour in Habitable Zone The Astronomers from the Center for Space ..

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Scientists discover water vapor in atmosphere of a super-Earth “K2-18b”

For the first time, the astronomers at the University College London have discovered water vapour in the atmosphere of an Earth-size planet called K2-18b. They used data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The exoplanet “K2-18b” is 8-times the mass of Earth and known as a super-Earth. It orbits a red dwarf star 110 light-years away ..

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Scientists discover new Saturn like planet 60 times bigger than Earth

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet using NASA’s exoplanet-hunting space telescope, TESS. The exoplanet is said to be 60 times bigger than our planet and is five-billion-year-old planet. The exoplanet is dubbed TOI-197.0 or “hot Saturn” because of its size and hot temperature. The researchers at Aarhus University, say that this is “one of the ..

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