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An international team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant object ever spotted in our solar system. It’s provisional designation is ‘2018 VG18’ & nicknamed as “Farout” for its extremely distant location. The pinkish dwarf planet is more than 100 times farther from the sun than Earth is — and almost four times more distant than ..
By using Hubble Space Telescope, the scientists of NASA have found that violent flares from the Young Red Dwarf Stars may make planets orbiting it uninhabitable by affecting their atmospheres. Hubble is observing such stars through a large programme called HAZMAT — Habitable Zones and M dwarf Activity across Time. The purpose of the HAZMAT ..
Topics: Astrobiology • Astronomy • Circumstellar habitable zone • Exoplanetology • Habitability of red dwarf systems • Planet • Planetary habitability • Red dwarf • Space Science • Star types • Stellar astronomy • Stellar classification
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 in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission. It is planned for launch in April 2018. The primary mission objective for TESS is to survey the brightest stars near the Earth for transiting exoplanets over a ..
Topics: Astronomy • Explorers Program • Kepler space telescope • Kepler-186f • Kepler-62e • NASA • Physical sciences • Planet • Space observatories • Tess • Transit • Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
A new planet which is called PH1 has been discovered by researchers. The planet: Six times larger than the Earth Located at 5,000 light years distance from the Earth Present in the constellation of Cygnus Its sky is illuminated by 4 stars It is the seventh planet to be found orbiting binary stars, and the ..
2007 OR10 is the name of a trans-Neptunian object, which has been largest body in the Solar System without a name. It was discovered in 2007 by former graduate student Meg Schwamb of the California Institute of Technology. This dwarf planet nicknamed Snow White orbits at the edge of the Solar System. Roughly half the ..
Topics: Book:Solar System • Cryovolcano • Dwarf planet • Kuiper belt • Local Interstellar Cloud • Neptune • Planet • Planetary science • Pluto • Solar System • Trans-Neptunian object • Trans-Neptunian objects in fiction