NASA’s planet hunter TESS completes primary mission

News: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite(TESS) has finished its primary mission imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey.The mission has found 66 new exoplanets as well as nearly 2,100 candidates astronomers are working to confirm.  Facts: TESS: It was launched in 2018.It is a NASA mission led and operated by… Continue reading NASA’s planet hunter TESS completes primary mission

Proxima Centauri b confirmed as nearest Earth Sized Planet

News:Scientists have confirmed the existence of Proxima Centauri b as an Earth-sized planet. Facts: Proxima Centauri b is an exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of the star Proxima Centauri. It is located approximately 4.2 light-years from Earth making it the closest known exoplanet to the Solar System. Additional Facts: Proxima Centauri:It is the red… Continue reading Proxima Centauri b confirmed as nearest Earth Sized Planet

NASA discovers Earth like Exoplanet- Kepler-1649c

News:NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered an Earth like exoplanet called Kepler-1649c. Facts: Kepler-1649c is an exoplanet which is nearly the size of Earth and is located nearly 300 light-years from Earth.  The planet is located in its star’s habitable zone. Additional Facts: Exoplanet:It is a planet outside the Solar System.The first confirmation of detection… Continue reading NASA discovers Earth like Exoplanet- Kepler-1649c

Wasp 76b – Iron rain on exoplanet

News:Recently,Astronomers have observed an exoplanet (planet which orbits a star outside the solar system) named Wasp-76b where they suspect it rains iron instead of water. Facts: About Wasp-76b: Wasp-76b is an exoplanet that is twice the width of our Jupiter.Its name comes from the UK-led Wasp telescope system that detected it four years ago. It… Continue reading Wasp 76b – Iron rain on exoplanet

NASA probe spots first Earth-sized planet

NASA’s unmanned Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) space telescope has discovered its Earth-sized exoplanet, called HD 21749c. Exoplanet is a planet which orbits a star outside the solar system. The exoplanet orbits its parent star HD 21749, which is 52 light years away from Earth. It is located in the constellation of Reticulum. Earth-sized HD… Continue reading NASA probe spots first Earth-sized planet