Celestial bodies orbiting around the sun or other stars.
Planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the SOLAR SYSTEM.
Creation and development of bodies within solar systems, includes study of early planetary geology.
The science concerned with celestial bodies and the observation and interpretation of the radiation received in the vicinity of the earth from the component parts of the universe (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
Large bodies consisting of self-luminous gas held together by their own gravity. (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life.
The environment outside the earth or its atmosphere. The environment may refer to a closed cabin (such as a space shuttle or space station) or to space itself, the moon, or other planets.
Aggregates of matter in outer space, such as stars, planets, comets, etc. and the properties and processes they undergo.
Small solar system planetary bodies including asteroids. Most asteroids are found within the gap lying between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
The first planet in order from the sun. It has no known natural satellites. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the solar system.
The group of celestial bodies, including the EARTH, orbiting around and gravitationally bound by the sun. It includes eight planets, one minor planet, and 34 natural satellites, more than 1,000 observed comets, and thousands of lesser bodies known as MINOR PLANETS (asteroids) and METEOROIDS. (From Academic American Encyclopedia, 1983)
The eighth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its two natural satellites are Nereid and Triton.
The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter, manifested by growth, metabolism, reproduction, and adaptation. It includes the course of existence, the sum of experiences, the mode of existing, or the fact of being. Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology, forensic medicine, anthropology, etc., in creative as well as scientific literature. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
The seventh planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. It has five known natural satellites.
Any solid objects moving in interplanetary space that are smaller than a planet or asteroid but larger than a molecule. Meteorites are any meteoroid that has fallen to a planetary surface. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The natural satellite of the planet Earth. It includes the lunar cycles or phases, the lunar month, lunar landscapes, geography, and soil.
The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The fourth planet in order from the sun. Its two natural satellites are Deimos and Phobos. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the solar system.
Water waves caused by the gravitational interactions between the EARTH; MOON; and SUN.
The ninth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its only natural satellite is Charon.
The fifth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its sixteen natural satellites include Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io.
The solid substance formed by the FREEZING of water.
An environment simulating one or more parameters of the space environment, applied in testing space systems or components. Often, a closed chamber is used, capable of approximating the vacuum and normal environments of space. (From NASA Thesaurus, 1988) This also includes simulated EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY studies in atmosphere exposure chambers or water tanks.
Any type of variation in the appearance of energy output of the sun. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)
The origin of life. It includes studies of the potential basis for life in organic compounds but excludes studies of the development of altered forms of life through mutation and natural selection, which is BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION.
High-energy radiation or particles from extraterrestrial space that strike the earth, its atmosphere, or spacecraft and may create secondary radiation as a result of collisions with the atmosphere or spacecraft.
Devices, manned and unmanned, which are designed to be placed into an orbit about the Earth or into a trajectory to another celestial body. (NASA Thesaurus, 1988)
A method of separation of two or more substances by repeated distribution between two immiscible liquid phases that move past each other in opposite directions. It is a form of liquid-liquid chromatography. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The science of the earth and other celestial bodies and their history as recorded in the rocks. It includes the study of geologic processes of an area such as rock formations, weathering and erosion, and sedimentation. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Chemical and physical transformation of the biogenic elements from their nucleosynthesis in stars to their incorporation and subsequent modification in planetary bodies and terrestrial biochemistry. It includes the mechanism of incorporation of biogenic elements into complex molecules and molecular systems, leading up to the origin of life.
The study of those aspects of energy and matter in terms of elementary principles and laws. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Instruments used to observe distant objects.
An independent Federal agency established in 1958. It conducts research for the solution of problems of flight within and outside the Earth's atmosphere and develops, constructs, tests, and operates aeronautical and space vehicles. (From U.S. Government Manual, 1993)
Measurement of the various properties of light.
The planning of the furnishings and decorations of an architectural interior.
A cutaneous necrobiotic disorder characterized by firm, yellow plaques or nodules, often in a periorbital distribution. It is often accompanied by an elevated ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE; LEUKOPENIA; and MONOCLONAL GAMMOPATHY (IgG-kappa type) and systemic involvement.
The ratio of the density of a material to the density of some standard material, such as water or air, at a specified temperature.
The sixth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its twelve natural satellites include Phoebe and Titan.
Travel beyond the earth's atmosphere.

In search of planets and life around other stars. (1/47)

The discovery of over a dozen low-mass companions to nearby stars has intensified scientific and public interest in a longer term search for habitable planets like our own. However, the nature of the detected companions, and in particular whether they resemble Jupiter in properties and origin, remains undetermined.  (+info)

Nebular and auroral emission lines of [Cl III] in the optical spectra of planetary nebulae. (2/47)

Electron impact excitation rates in Cl III, recently determined with the R-matrix code, are used to calculate electron temperature (T(e)) and density (N(e)) emission line ratios involving both the nebular (5517.7, 5537.9 A) and auroral (8433.9, 8480.9, 8500.0 A) transitions. A comparison of these results with observational data for a sample of planetary nebulae, obtained with the Hamilton Echelle Spectrograph on the 3-m Shane Telescope, reveals that the R(1) = I(5518 A)/I(5538 A) intensity ratio provides estimates of N(e) in excellent agreement with the values derived from other line ratios in the echelle spectra. This agreement indicates that R(1) is a reliable density diagnostic for planetary nebulae, and it also provides observational support for the accuracy of the atomic data adopted in the line ratio calculations. However the [Cl iii] 8433.9 A line is found to be frequently blended with a weak telluric emission feature, although in those instances when the [Cl iii] intensity may be reliably measured, it provides accurate determinations of T(e) when ratioed against the sum of the 5518 and 5538 A line fluxes. Similarly, the 8500.0 A line, previously believed to be free of contamination by the Earth's atmosphere, is also shown to be generally blended with a weak telluric emission feature. The [Cl iii] transition at 8480.9 A is found to be blended with the He i 8480.7 A line, except in planetary nebulae that show a relatively weak He i spectrum, where it also provides reliable estimates of T(e) when ratioed against the nebular lines. Finally, the diagnostic potential of the near-UV [Cl iii] lines at 3344 and 3354 A is briefly discussed.  (+info)

The occurrence of Jovian planets and the habitability of planetary systems. (3/47)

Planets of mass comparable to or larger than Jupiter's have been detected around over 50 stars, and for one such object a definitive test of its nature as a gas giant has been accomplished with data from an observed planetary transit. By virtue of their strong gravitational pull, giant planets define the dynamical and collisional environment within which terrestrial planets form. In our solar system, the position and timing of the formation of Jupiter determined the amount and source of the volatiles from which Earth's oceans and the source elements for life were derived. This paper reviews and brings together diverse observational and modeling results to infer the frequency and distribution of giant planets around solar-type stars and to assess implications for the habitability of terrestrial planets.  (+info)

Planetary exploration in the time of astrobiology: protecting against biological contamination. (4/47)

These are intriguing times in the exploration of other solar-system bodies. Continuing discoveries about life on Earth and the return of data suggesting the presence of liquid water environments on or under the surfaces of other planets and moons have combined to suggest the significant possibility that extraterrestrial life may exist in this solar system. Similarly, not since the Viking missions of the mid-1970s has there been as great an appreciation for the potential for Earth life to contaminate other worlds. Current plans for the exploration of the solar system include constraints intended to prevent biological contamination from being spread by solar-system exploration missions.  (+info)

Mass spectrometry in the U.S. space program: past, present, and future. (5/47)

Recent years have witnessed significant progress on the miniaturization of mass spectrometers for a variety of field applications. This article describes the development and application of mass spectrometry (MS) instrumentation to support of goals of the U.S. space program. Its main focus is on the two most common space-related applications of MS: studying the composition of planetary atmospheres and monitoring air quality on manned space missions. Both sets of applications present special requirements in terms of analytical performance (sensitivity, selectivity, speed, etc.), logistical considerations (space, weight, and power requirements), and deployment in perhaps the harshest of all possible environments (space). The MS instruments deployed on the Pioneer Venus and Mars Viking Lander missions are reviewed for the purposes of illustrating the unique features of the sample introduction systems, mass analyzers, and vacuum systems, and for presenting their specifications which are impressive even by today's standards. The various approaches for monitoring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cabin atmospheres are also reviewed. In the past, ground-based GC/MS instruments have been used to identify and quantify VOCs in archival samples collected during the Mercury, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, and Mir missions. Some of the data from the more recent missions are provided to illustrate the composition data obtained and to underscore the need for instrumentation to perform such monitoring in situ. Lastly, the development of two emerging technologies, Direct Sampling Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry (DSITMS) and GC/Ion Mobility Spectrometry (GC/IMS), will be discussed to illustrate their potential utility for future missions.  (+info)

Gas chromatographic separation of nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and carbon monoxide using custom-made porous polymers from high purity divinylbenzene. (6/47)

Existing porous polymers were surveyed for their ability to separate the subject gases. Certain products that showed more promise than others were synthesized and the existing synthetic procedures studied and modified to produce new polymers with enhanced ability to separate the subject gases. Evaluation of the porous polymers was carried out practically by gas chromatography at ambient temperature. The modified synthetic procedures were somewhat simpler than the originals. The new porous polymers made with high purity divinylbenzene enabled use of shorter columns to obtain the separations desired.  (+info)

Formation of giant planets by fragmentation of protoplanetary disks. (7/47)

The evolution of gravitationally unstable protoplanetary gaseous disks has been studied with the use of three-dimensional smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations with unprecedented resolution. We have considered disks with initial masses and temperature profiles consistent with those inferred for the protosolar nebula and for other protoplanetary disks. We show that long-lasting, self-gravitating protoplanets arise after a few disk orbital periods if cooling is efficient enough to maintain the temperature close to 50 K. The resulting bodies have masses and orbital eccentricities similar to those of detected extrasolar planets.  (+info)

The onset of planet formation in brown dwarf disks. (8/47)

The onset of planet formation in protoplanetary disks is marked by the growth and crystallization of sub-micrometer-sized dust grains accompanied by dust settling toward the disk mid-plane. Here, we present infrared spectra of disks around brown dwarfs and brown dwarf candidates. We show that all three processes occur in such cool disks in a way similar or identical to that in disks around low- and intermediate-mass stars. These results indicate that the onset of planet formation extends to disks around brown dwarfs, suggesting that planet formation is a robust process occurring in most young circumstellar disks.  (+info)

Still, scientists have yet to see an extrasolar planet directly or even take a picture of one. Thus far, their presence has only been inferred from either their effect on the orbit of their host stars or by measuring the amount of infrared light they emit. The Spitzer Space Telescope is the only instrument that has successfully used the latter strategy. (To learn more about the Spitzer Space telescope, read Seeing the Invisible.). The job of finding and imaging extrasolar planets is extraordinarily difficult. The biggest challenge is the planets feeble luminosity. A star, fueled by nuclear reactions, is typically a billion times brighter than any orbiting planet, whose light is primarily reflected from the host star. This overwhelming brightness renders nearby extrasolar planets invisible to astronomers. Invisible does not mean undetectable, however.. The Telltale Wobble. One technique scientists use to detect extrasolar planets is to look for a slight wobble in the motion of the host stars. ...
Then he found the ratio of terrestrial planets to all the planets seen. Again, remember, this ratio was found for planets somewhat close in to their stars.. Then he plotted all the planets versus distance from their parent stars. For example, you see very few planets very close to the star (probably because its hard to form or get a planet to orbit that close in), then more as you get farther out, then fewer at some large distance (which may, once again, simply be due to the fact that planets with long orbital periods cant be seen in the short duration of the data). He then found an equation (called a mathematical fit) that did a good job predicting the shape of the plot. Once he had that, its easy enough to extrapolate it out to the distance of the habitable zones of the stars.. That gave him an estimate of all planets orbiting there, including gas and ice giants. Multiply by the ratio of terrestrial planets, and boom! 34% of stars like the Sun should have planets that are Earth-sized ...
Together with Paul Butler, Marcy quickly confirmed the reality of the 51 Pegasi planet using the method of precise Doppler measurement that he had developed for the purpose of extrasolar planet detection over many years. Seventy of the next 100 extrasolar planets discovered were found by his team. Many of these planets had distinctly non-circular orbits, in contrast with the orbits of known planets in our own Solar System. Several reside in systems where there is more than one giant planet, with multiple planets in a given system often having orbital periods that bear integer relationships to one another. As the observational sensitivity and the understanding of systematic errors steadily improve, planets with masses more like Saturn and Neptune are being found, instead of only the Jupiter-like bodies that characterized the initial discoveries. Significantly, there are no bodies that have masses appreciably in excess of 10 Jupiter masses. In a few cases, the orbital plane lies sufficiently ...
Most of the exoplanets we know of were found by the Kepler mission. While Kepler did find a few exoplanets with orbital periods longer than 100 days, they are more difficult to confirm. Also, since the transit method only tells us the size of a planet relative to its star, the Kepler data doesnt let us determine a planets mass. This is particularly troublesome for Jupiter-sized planets. Because the weight of a large planet causes it to compress more, a Jupiter-mass planet and a brown dwarf 30 times more massive can have roughly the same size. Determining the mass of these exoplanets is the goal of the Giant Outer Transiting Exoplanet Mass Survey, or the GOTEM Survey for short.. In this latest work, the team used a different way to study exoplanets known as the radial-velocity method. As a planet orbits its star, it tugs on the star gravitationally, causing the star to wobble slightly. When a star wobbles toward and away from us, the light of the star is shifted a bit to the blue and red in a ...
The more eccentric giant planet orbits result in drier terrestrial planets, Raymond said. Conversely, more circular giant planet orbits mean wetter terrestrial planets. In the case of our solar system, Jupiter s orbit is slightly elliptical, which could explain why Earth is 80 percent covered by oceans rather than being bone dry or completely covered in water miles deep. The findings are significant because of the discovery in recent years of a large number of giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn orbiting other suns. The presence, and orbits, of those planets can be inferred from their gravitational interaction with their parent stars and their affect on light from those stars as seen from Earth. It currently is impossible to detect Earthlike planets around other stars. However, if results from the models are correct, there could be planets such as ours around a number of other suns relatively close to our solar system. A significant number of those planets are likely to be in the ...
The Exoplanets plugin plots the position of stars with exoplanets. Exoplanets data is derived from The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia. List of potential habitable exoplanets and data about them were taken from The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog by Planetary Habitability Laboratory.. Exoplanets Catalog. The exoplanets catalog is stored on the disk in JSON format, in a file named exoplanets.json. A default copy is embedded in the plug-in at compile time. A working copy is kept in the user data directory.. Configuration. The plug-ins configuration data is stored in Stellariums main configuration file (section [Exoplanets]). ...
Chemical kinetics plays an important role in controlling the atmospheric composition of all planetary atmospheres, including those of extrasolar planets. For the hottest exoplanets, the composition can closely follow thermochemical-equilibrium predictions, at least in the visible and infrared photosphere at dayside (eclipse) conditions. However, for atmospheric temperatures < ~2000 K, and in the uppermost atmosphere at any temperature, chemical kinetics matters. The two key mechanisms by which kinetic processes drive an exoplanet atmosphere out of equilibrium are photochemistry and transport-induced quenching. We review these disequilibrium processes in detail, discuss observational consequences, and examine some of the current evidence for kinetic processes on extrasolar planets.. Julianne I. Moses (Submitted on 20 Jul 2013). Comments: submitted to Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A in February 2013. Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP). Cite as: arXiv:1307.5450 [astro-ph.EP]. (or ...
While the search for extraterrestrial life has yet to produce any results, scientists examining planetary systems have found multiple new planets surrounding the star HD 10180, leading to speculation that the planetary system surrounding the star has more planets than our own system.. The discover was made by an astronomer at the University of Hertfordshire and if correct it will be the only solar system so far that has been revealed to have more planets than our own solar system.. In order to determine the number of planets in the system scientists used complex mathematical equations to determine the gravitational pulls on the star HD 10180. Researchers took their measurements using the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searchers (HARPS) telescope.. According to PopSci:. ...
Abstract. It is well accepted that ;hot Jupiters and other short-period planets did not form in situ, as the temperature in the protoplanetary disc at the radius at which they now orbit would have been too high for planet formation to have occurred. These planets, instead, form at larger radii and then move into the region in which they now orbit. The exact process that leads to the formation of these close-in planets is, however, unclear and it seems that there may be more than one mechanism that can produce these short-period systems. Dynamical interactions in multiple-planet systems can scatter planets into highly eccentric orbits which, if the pericentre is sufficiently close to the parent star, can be tidally circularized by tidal interactions between the planet and star. Furthermore, systems with distant planetary or stellar companions can undergo Kozai cycles which can result in a planet orbiting very close to its parent star. However, the most developed model for the origin of short ...
Abstract: We embark on a detailed study of the lightcurves of Keplers most Earth-like exoplanet host stars using the full length of Kepler data. We derive rotation periods, photometric activity indices, flaring energies, mass loss rates, gyrochronological ages, X-ray luminosities and consider implications for the planetary magnetospheres and habitability. Furthermore, we present the detection of superflares in the lightcurve of Kepler-438, the exoplanet with the highest Earth Similarity Index to date. Kepler-438b orbits at a distance of 0.166AU to its host star, and hence may be susceptible to atmospheric stripping. Our sample is taken from the Habitable Exoplanet Catalogue, and consists of the stars Kepler-22, Kepler-61, Kepler-62, Kepler-174, Kepler-186, Kepler-283, Kepler-296, Kepler-298, Kepler-438, Kepler-440, Kepler-442, Kepler-443 and KOI-4427, between them hosting 15 of the most habitable transiting planets known to date from Kepler ...
No, Pluto did NOT have it coming, and no, this is not about feelings.. Ceres is a planet, and our solar system does not have only 8 planets, at least according to the equally legitimate geophysical planet definition. 19th century astronomers did not know that Ceres is in hydrostatic equilibrium and therefore a complex world that doesnt belong in the category of asteroids and comets. It makes little sense to lump objects that structurally and compositionally are much more akin to the larger planets than to asteroids and comets with the latter category. It also makes little sense to require an object to clear its orbit to be a planet. We cannot look only at where an item is; we have to look at the individual item and what it is. These small spherical worlds are planets that have most of the same features the rocky planets have; the only difference is they are smaller.. The notion that we have to limit the number of planets in the solar system because we cannot have too many makes absolutely ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Thermochemical and photochemical kinetics in cooler hydrogen-dominated extrasolar planets. T2 - A methane-poor GJ436b?. AU - Line, Michael R.. AU - Vasisht, Gautam. AU - Chen, Pin. AU - Angerhausen, D.. AU - Yung, Yuk L.. PY - 2011/9/1. Y1 - 2011/9/1. N2 - We introduce a thermochemical kinetics and photochemical model. We use high-temperature bidirectional reaction rates for important H, C, O, and N reactions (most importantly for CH4 to CO interconversion), allowing us to attain thermochemical equilibrium, deep in an atmosphere, purely kinetically. This allows the chemical modeling of an entire atmosphere, from deep-atmosphere thermochemical equilibrium to the photochemically dominated regime. We use our model to explore the atmospheric chemistry of cooler (T eff , 103K) extrasolar giant planets. In particular, we choose to model the nearby hot-Neptune GJ436b, the only planet in this temperature regime for which spectroscopic measurements and estimates of chemical abundances now ...
Kepler 22-b: Earth-like planet confirmed Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet in the habitable zone around a star not unlike our own. The planet, Kepler 22-b, lies about 600 light-years away and is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, and has a temperature of about 22C. It is the closest confirmed…
TY - JOUR. T1 - Europa, tidally heated oceans, and habitable zones around giant planets. AU - Reynolds, Ray T.. AU - McKay, Christopher P.. AU - Kasting, James. PY - 1987/1/1. Y1 - 1987/1/1. N2 - Tidal dissipation in the satellites of a giant planet may provide sufficient heating to maintain an environment favorable to life on the satellite surface or just below a thin ice layer. In our own solar system, Europa, one of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter, could have a liquid ocean which may occasionally receive sunlight through cracks in the overlying ice shell. In such a case, sufficient solar energy could reach liquid water that organisms similar to those found under Antarctic ice could grow. In other solar systems, larger satellites with more significant heat flow could represent environments that are stable over an order of Aeons and in which life could perhaps evolve. We define a zone around a giant planet in which such satellites could exist as a tidally-heated habitable zone. This zone can ...
The idea of this plot is to compare our own Solar System (with planets plotted in dark blue) against the newly-discovered extrasolar worlds. Think of this plot as a projection of all 1873 worlds onto our own solar system, with the Sun (and all other stars) at the far left. As you move out to the right, the orbital period of the planets increases, and correspondingly (thanks to Keplers Third Law), so does the distance from the star. Moving upwards means the mass of the worlds increase, from Moon-sized at the base to 10,000 times that of Earth at the top (30 Jupiter Masses).. The colours are also important - dark blue shows the solar system planets (which include Ceres and Pluto for a few deacades each); In light blue are RV planets, which began the gold rush in 1995 with the discovery of 51 Peg; In maroon are Direct Imaging planets; in orange the microlensing discoveries; and in green those planets found by the transit method.. You might see a few patterns beginning to emerge:. The top left has ...
NASAs Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planets unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere.. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called hot Jupiters, gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host star and are heated to extreme temperatures. The planets atmosphere is so hot that most molecules are unable to survive on the blistering day side of the planet, where the temperature is 4,600 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, clouds probably cannot form to reflect light back into space. Instead, incoming light penetrates deep into the planets atmosphere where it is absorbed by hydrogen atoms and converted to heat energy.. We did not expect to find such a dark exoplanet, said Taylor Bell of McGill University and the Institute ...
Abstract: The Doppler wobble induced by the extra-solar planet HD 134987b was first detected by data from the Keck Telescope nearly a decade ago, and was subsequently confirmed by data from the Anglo-Australian Telescope. However, as more data have been acquired for this star over the years since, the quality of a single Keplerian fit to that data has been getting steadily worse. The best fit single Keplerian to the 138 Keck and AAT observations now in hand has an root-mean-square (RMS) scatter of 6.6 m/s. This is significantly in excess of both the instrumental precision achieved by both the Keck and Anglo-Australian Planet Searches for stars of this magnitude, and of the jitter expected for a star with the properties of HD134987. However, a double Keplerian (i.e. dual planet) fit delivers a significantly reduced RMS of 3.3 m/s. The best-fit double planet solution has minimum planet masses of 1.59 and 0.82Mjup, orbital periods of 258 and 5000d, and eccentricities of 0.23 and 0.12 respectively. ...
By analyzing planets orbiting a star called Kepler-32, astronomers at Caltech estimate that there are at least 100 billion planets in our galaxy.. Pasadena, California -Look up at the night sky and youll see stars, sure. But youre also seeing planets-billions and billions of them. At least.. Thats the conclusion of a new study by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) that provides yet more evidence that planetary systems are the cosmic norm. The team made their estimate while analyzing planets orbiting a star called Kepler-32-planets that are representative, they say, of the vast majority in the galaxy and thus serve as a perfect case study for understanding how most planets form.. Theres at least 100 billion planets in the galaxy-just our galaxy, says John Johnson, assistant professor of planetary astronomy at Caltech and coauthor of the study, which was recently accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. Thats mind-boggling.. Its a staggering ...
The team used the K2 data to further characterize the orbits of the other six planets, help rule out the presence of additional transiting planets, and determine the rotation period and activity level of the star. They also discovered that TRAPPIST-1s seven planets appear linked in a complex dance known as an orbital resonance where their respective orbital periods are mathematically related and slightly influence each other. Resonances can be tricky to understand, especially between three bodies. But there are simpler cases that are easier to explain, Luger said. For instance, closer to home, Jupiters moons Io, Eu-ropa and Ganymede are set in a 1:2:4 resonance, meaning that Europas orbital period is exactly twice that of Io, and Ganymedes is exactly twice that of Europa.. These relationships, Luger said, suggested that by studying the orbital velocities of its neighbor planets they could predict the exact orbital velocity, and hence also orbital period, of TRAP-PIST-1h even before the K2 ...
The main advantage of the transit method is that the size of the planet can be determined from the lightcurve. When combined with the radial-velocity method (which determines the planets mass) one can determine the density of the planet, and hence learn something about the planets physical structure. The planets that have been studied by both methods are by far the best-characterized of all known exoplanets.[11]. The transit method also makes it possible to study the atmosphere of the transiting planet. When the planet transits the star, light from the star passes through the upper atmosphere of the planet. By studying the high-resolution stellar spectrum carefully, one can detect elements present in the planets atmosphere. A planetary atmosphere (and planet for that matter) could also be detected by measuring the polarisation of the starlight as it passed through or is reflected off the planets atmosphere.. Additionally, the secondary eclipse (when the planet is blocked by its star) allows ...
We present the detection of five planets-Kepler-62b, c, d, e, and f-of size 1.31, 0.54, 1.95, 1.61 and 1.41 Earth radii (R[subscript ⊕]), orbiting a K2V star at periods of 5.7, 12.4, 18.2, 122.4, and 267.3 days, respectively. The outermost planets, Kepler-62e and -62f, are super-Earth-size (1.25 R[subscript ⊕] , planet radius ≤ 2.0 R[subscript ⊕]) planets in the habitable zone of their host star, respectively receiving 1.2 ± 0.2 times and 0.41 ± 0.05 times the solar flux at Earths orbit. Theoretical models of Kepler-62e and -62f for a stellar age of ~7 billion years suggest that both planets could be solid, either with a rocky composition or composed of mostly solid water in their bulk ...
Planets in astrology have a meaning different from the modern astronomical understanding of what a planet is. Before the age of telescopes, the night sky was thought to consist of two very similar components: fixed stars, which remained motionless in relation to each other, and wandering stars (Ancient Greek: ἀστέρες πλανῆται asteres planetai), which moved relative to the fixed stars over the course of the year. To the Greeks and the other earliest astronomers, this group consisted of the five planets visible to the naked eye and excluded Earth. Although strictly, the term planet applied only to those five objects, the term was latterly broadened, particularly in the Middle Ages, to include the Sun and the Moon (sometimes referred to as Lights[1]), making a total of seven planets. Astrologers retain this definition today. To ancient astrologers, the planets represented the will of the gods and their direct influence upon human affairs. To modern astrologers, the planets ...
The surprising discovery of giant planets in inner orbits around solar-like stars has brought into question our understanding of the development and evolution of planetary systems, including our solar system. To make further progress, it is critical to detect and obtain data on the frequency and characteristics of Earth-class planets. The Kepler Mission is designed to be a quick, low-cost approach to accomplish that objective. Transits by Earth-class planets produce a fractional change in stellar brightness of 5 x 10(exp -5) to 40 x 10(exp -5) lasting for 4 to 16 hours, From the period and depth of the transits, the orbit and size of the planets can be calculated. The proposed instrument is a one-meter aperture photometer with a 12 deg field-of-view (FOV). To obtain the required precision and to avoid interruptions caused by day-night and seasonal cycles, the photometer will be launched into a heliocentric orbit. It will continuously and simultaneously monitor the flux from 80,000 dwarf stars brighter
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In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planets density. A low density tells scientists that a planet is more likely to be gaseous like Jupiter, and a high density is associated with rocky planets like Earth. But a new study suggests some are less dense than previously thought because of a second, hidden star in their systems.. As telescopes stare at particular patches of sky, they cant always differentiate between one star and two. A system of two closely orbiting stars may appear in images as a single point of light, even from sophisticated observatories such as NASAs Kepler space telescope. This can have significant consequences for determining the sizes of planets that orbit just one of these stars, says a forthcoming study in the Astronomical Journal by Elise Furlan of Caltech/IPAC-NExScI in Pasadena, California, and Steve Howell at NASAs Ames Research Center in Californias Silicon Valley.. Our understanding of how many planets are small ...
The region of our Milky Way galaxy that has been explored by the VVV survey, including coverage of the galactic center.. Finally, let´s go crazy and discuss life in free floating planets. This is pure speculation but I will contend that these objects are some of the most promising life vessels. As they travel across the Milky Way they can spread the seeds of life throughout the Galaxy. The main difficulty for a free floating planet to sustain life as we know it would be the absence of the main energy source: its parent star. However, when Earth-like planets form they are very hot, and then the igneous rock cools on the surface. The cooling process takes billions of years, depending on the original mass of the planet. For example, our Earth is 4.5 billion years old and it has not cooled down completely yet. Evidence of this are the volcanos throughout our planet´s crust, the plate tectonics, and the fact that seismology indicates that our planet nucleus is still igneous.. This volcanic activity ...
At the center of the Solar System is the Sun. It is a star, like the billions of other stars in the sky. The other stars are very, very far away, so they look tiny. The Sun is important to us because it gives us heat and energy that allows life. None of the life on Earth could exist without the Sun.[3]. The rest of the things in the Solar System orbit (travel around) the Sun. The planets are the largest of these. Each planet is a little like the Earth. But the planets are also very different from each other.. Many of the planets have moons. A moon orbits a planet. Mercury has no moons[4] and nor does Venus. Earth has one. Jupiter has 63![5]. The planets closest to the Sun are called the inner planets. These are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Then comes a big ring of asteroids, chunks of rock much smaller than planets. This ring is called the asteroid belt. Within the asteroid belt, there is a dwarf planet (smaller than a normal planet) named Ceres. Then come the outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, ...
This puts Gliese 832c in the habitable or Goldilocks zone in its solar system - a sweet spot where it is neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water to exist upon the planets surface.. With an outer giant planet and an interior potentially rocky planet, this planetary system can be thought of as a miniature version of our Solar System, said professor Chris Tinney of the University of New South Wales where the super-Earth was discovered.. If the planet has a similar atmosphere to Earth it may be possible for life to survive, although seasonal shifts would be extreme, he added.. ...
At the center of the Solar System is the Sun. It is a star, like the billions of other stars in the sky. The other stars are very, very far away, so they look tiny. The Sun is important to us because it gives us heat and energy that allows life. None of the life on Earth could exist without the Sun.[3]. The rest of the things in the Solar System orbit (travel around) the Sun. The planets are the largest of these. Each planet is a little like the Earth. But the planets are also very different from each other.. Many of the planets have moons. A moon orbits a planet. Mercury has no moons[4] and nor does Venus. Earth has one. Jupiter has 63![5]. The planets closest to the Sun are called the inner planets. These are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Then comes a big ring of asteroids, chunks of rock much smaller than planets. This ring is called the asteroid belt. Within the asteroid belt, there is a dwarf planet (smaller than a normal planet) named Ceres. Then come the outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, ...
In the past 15 years, astronomers have revealed that a significant fraction of the stars should harbour planets and that it is likely that terrestrial planets are abundant in our galaxy. Among these planets, how many are habitable, i.e. suitable for life and its evolution? These questions have been discussed for years and we are slowly making progress. Liquid water remains the key criterion for habitability. It can exist in the interior of a variety of planetary bodies, but it is usually assumed that liquid water at the surface interacting with rocks and light is necessary for emergence of a life able to modify its environment and evolve. The first key issue is thus to understand the climatic conditions allowing surface liquid water assuming a suitable atmosphere. These have been studied with global mean one-dimensional (1D) models which have defined the `classical habitable zone, the range of orbital distances within which worlds can maintain liquid water on their surfaces (Kasting et al. 1993). A new
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The analysis was undertaken as if we were aliens looking at Earth with the tools we might have in 10 years and did not already know Earths composition, Cowan said. You sum up the brightness into a single pixel in the telescopes camera, so it truly is a pale blue dot.. Since Earths colors changed throughout the 24-hour-long observations, the scientists made maps of the planet in the dominant red and blue colors and then compared their interpretations with the actual location of the planets continents and oceans.. You could tell that there were liquid oceans on the planet, Cowan said. The idea is that to have liquid water the planet would have to be in its systems habitable zone, but being in the habitable zone doesnt guarantee having liquid water.. The observations on March 18 and June 4, 2008 were made when the spacecraft was between 17 million and 33 million miles from Earth, and while it was directly above the equator. Observations from above a polar region likely would show up ...
Potentially habitable planets can orbit close enough to their host star that the differential gravity across their diameters can produce an elongated shape. Frictional forces inside the planet prevent the bulges from aligning perfectly with the host star and result in torques that alter the planets rotational angular momentum. Eventually the tidal torques fix the rotation rate at a specific frequency, a process called tidal locking. Tidally locked planets on circular orbits will rotate synchronously, but those on eccentric orbits will either librate or rotate super-synchronously. Although these features of tidal theory are well known, a systematic survey of the rotational evolution of potentially habitable exoplanets using classic equilibrium tide theories has not been undertaken. I calculate how habitable planets evolve under two commonly used models and find, for example, that one model predicts that the Earths rotation rate would have synchronized after 4.5 Gyr if its initial rotation period was 3
Together with Paul Butler, Marcy quickly confirmed the reality of the 51 Pegasi planet using the method of precise Doppler measurement that he had developed for the purpose of extrasolar planet detection over many years. Seventy of the next 100 extrasolar planets discovered were found by his team. Many of these planets had distinctly non-circular orbits, in contrast with the orbits of known planets in our own Solar System. Several reside in systems where there is more than one giant planet, with multiple planets in a given system often having orbital periods that bear integer relationships to one another. As the observational sensitivity and the understanding of systematic errors steadily improve, planets with masses more like Saturn and Neptune are being found, instead of only the Jupiter-like bodies that characterized the initial discoveries. Significantly, there are no bodies that have masses appreciably in excess of 10 Jupiter masses. In a few cases, the orbital plane lies sufficiently ...
Together with Paul Butler, Marcy quickly confirmed the reality of the 51 Pegasi planet using the method of precise Doppler measurement that he had developed for the purpose of extrasolar planet detection over many years. Seventy of the next 100 extrasolar planets discovered were found by his team. Many of these planets had distinctly non-circular orbits, in contrast with the orbits of known planets in our own Solar System. Several reside in systems where there is more than one giant planet, with multiple planets in a given system often having orbital periods that bear integer relationships to one another. As the observational sensitivity and the understanding of systematic errors steadily improve, planets with masses more like Saturn and Neptune are being found, instead of only the Jupiter-like bodies that characterized the initial discoveries. Significantly, there are no bodies that have masses appreciably in excess of 10 Jupiter masses. In a few cases, the orbital plane lies sufficiently ...
Hot Jupiters are thought to form far from their stars (about where our Jupiter is within the solar system) and then migrate inward due to forces from other planets. The Northwestern researchers modeled a system in which a Jovian-sized planet is joined with another planet even farther out. Over long periods of time, the Jovian planet is nudged closer to its star. In some cases, the tidal effects of the second planet can cause the Jupiter-like planet to first achieve a highly elongated eccentric orbit, and then to flip and start rotating in the opposite direction ...
Standish agreed that the tidal effects of the planets upon the Earth will be negligible. If all the planets were in a straight line, it would raise the tide only 1/600 hundreds of an inch, so the planets have virtually no effect, he said. A baseball held at arms length would have a tidal effect millions of times stronger on a person than the planet Mars at its closest, Yeomans and Edberg said.. The planetary alignment wont provide much of a visual spectacle, either. The Earth and moon will be on the opposite side of the sun from the other aligned planets. The suns glare will hide the other planets, making the event as much of a no-show for skywatchers as it is for doomwatchers.. It will be like trying to look at a search light with little fireflies around it, Standish said.. Only the moon, Mars and Venus may be far enough from the sun and bright enough to be seen, with Venus appearing in the eastern dawn sky and the moon and Mars in the western sky just after sunset.. ...
Planetary science is the study of the assemblage of planets, moons, dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, and other bodies orbiting the Sun, as well as extrasolar planets. The Solar System has been relatively well-studied, initially through telescopes and then later by spacecraft. This has provided a good overall understanding of the formation and evolution of the Suns planetary system, although many new discoveries are still being made.[103] The Solar System is divided into the inner Solar System (subdivided into the inner planets and the asteroid belt), the outer Solar System (subdivided into the outer planets and centaurs), comets, the trans-Neptunian region (subdivided into the Kuiper belt, and the scattered disc) and the farthest regions (e.g., boundaries of the heliosphere, and the Oort Cloud, which may extend as far as a light-year). The inner terrestrial planets consist of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The outer giant planets are the gas giants (Jupiter and Saturn) and the ice giants ...
Gaia could also play a role in the search for habitable worlds, not by directly detecting terrestrial planets, but by finding systems with a giant planet orbiting far from a solar-type star, a condition that would increase the possibility of finding an inner terrestrial planet harbouring life.. Increasingly more powerful computers will allow numerical simulations of planetary formation and evolution to develop rapidly, providing an invaluable tool for theoretical studies in this field.. Planetary Detection Methods. There are a number of different methods through which planets are being searched for:. ...
NASAs Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets - the single largest finding of planets to date. And its possible for life to exist on nine of them. In the newly-validated batch of planets, nearly 550 could be rocky planets like Earth, based on their size. Nine of them orbit in their suns habitable zone, which is the distance from a star where orbiting planets can have surface temperatures that allow liquid water to pool, NASA said. With the addition of these nine, 21 exoplanets now are known to be members of this exclusive group. Posted By PSmooth
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Warm Neptunes are thought to have either rocky or liquid cores, surrounded by gas. If helium is indeed the dominant component in their atmospheres, the planets would appear white or gray. By contrast, the Neptune of our own solar system is a brilliant azure blue. The methane in its atmosphere absorbs the color red, giving Neptune its blue hue.. A lack of methane in one particular warm Neptune, called GJ 436b, is in fact what led Hu and his team to develop their helium planet theory. Spitzer had previously observed GJ 436b, located 33 light-years away, and found evidence for carbon but not methane. This was puzzling to scientists, because methane molecules are made of one carbon and four hydrogen atoms, and planets like this are expected to have a lot of hydrogen. Why wasnt the hydrogen linking up with carbon to produce methane?. According to the new study, the hydrogen might have been slow-cooked off the planet by radiation from the host stars. With less hydrogen around, the carbon would pair ...
Even in ancient times, people observed the planets that orbit our Sun. Nowadays we know that there are many trillions of other stars in the Universe. It seems likely that planets orbit many of these stars too. The evidence that extrasolar planets exist was obtained for the first time in the 1990s. However, these planets are small, non-luminous bodies that are light years away - how are we able to prove that they exist?
Tidally-locked planets - planets with one side perpetually facing their star while the other remains shrouded in darkness - tend to be warmer on one side than the other. The presence of an atmosphere can help distribute the heat across the planet, equalizing the temperatures. But tidal locking could result in wide climate variations, a result that could threaten the evolution of life on the surface of these planets.
Although Uranus is not the farthest planet from the Sun, it is the coldest planet in the Solar System. Like its neighbor, Neptune, Uranus is an ice giant, meaning it does not have a solid surface and what is called its surface is actually a layer of clouds that lies above what may be a layer of liquid water and a core of rock at the center of the planet. Uranus is 14.5 times bigger than Earth, making it the third largest planet in the Solar System after Jupiter and Saturn; Uranuss core alone is as large as our planet. The atmosphere of Uranus is composed of 83% helium, 15% methane and 2% methane plus trace amounts of other gases such as ethane.. The average temperature of the surface of Uranus is 49° Kelvin or -224° Celsius. What makes the planet so cold is that it has a low internal temperature. At its core, Uranus is only 5000° K, compared to Jupiter, which as a core temperature of 30000° K. The reason for Uranuss lack of internal warmth is unclear, although scientists speculate that ...
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Pluto was recently stripped of its planet status by the IAU 9International Astronomical Union), going from a mighty planet to a lowly dwarf planet. The new definition of planet states that not only must it orbit the sun and be large enough to assume a nearly round shape due to gravity, but it also must clear the neighborhood around its orbit. Pluto was disqualified by the last restriction, as its oblong orbit overlaps Neptunes. Many scientist were not happy about the decision though, as many of the other eight planets, including our own, do not pass the three tests with flying colors. The presence of near-Earth objects floating around means that Earth itself has not entirely cleared its orbit neighborhood. It appears that textbook writers and school teachers may make the final decision though, as what they write and teach will be what Americas children learn.. [Scientific American]. [Photo via: Worth1000]. ...
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES. 1. What we know. Read the story carefully. List all of the information scientists have learned about Uranus.. Time: Allow 15 minutes. Curriculum Links: Science. Extension: Write a story that begins with: No one believed that a human could land on Uranus, but I did it because …. Include as many details as you can about what it would be like on Uranus and think about how a person could survive there.. Time: Allow 30 minutes. Curriculum Links: English, Critical and Creative Thinking, Science. 2. Youre the expert. Inthe story, you read that Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. Do you know the names of the other planets? Write down the names of all of the planets that you know. Then, add anything about each planet that you know.. Time: Allow 20 minutes. Curriculum Links: Science. Extension: Why is it important to spend so much time and money on learning as much as we can about planets like Uranus? Write paragraphs explaining your opinion on this question.. Time: Allow ...
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Mar. 13, 1781: British stargazer William Herschel discovers Uranus-the initial new planet discovered since history - whereas sorting out faint stars.. *1787-1851: Four Uranian moons square measure discovered and named Titania, Oberon, Ariel and Umbriel.. *1948: Another moon, Miranda, is discovered.. *Mar. 10, 1977: whereas observant Uranus passing before of a foreign star (SAO 158687), scientists at the Kuiper mobile Observatory and therefore the Perth Observatory in Australia were longing for a rare probability to look at the distant planet. Observations before and once the most event semiconductor diode to a serious discovery: Uranus, like Saturn, is encircled with rings.. *Jan. 24, 1986: NASAs traveller a pair of created the primary - then way the sole - visit to Uranus. The orbiter came inside fifty,600 miles (81,500 kilometers) of the planets cloud A-one. traveller discovered ten new moons, 2 new rings and a flux stronger than that of Saturn.. *Dec. 22, 2005: National Aeronautics and ...
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Watch Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Full Movie Online Free VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson the director of The Professional The Fifth Element and Lucy based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists writers and filmmakers In the 28th century Valerian Dane DeHaan and Laureline Cara Delevingne are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories Under assignment from the Minister of Defense the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alphaan everexpanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge intelligence and cultures with each other There is a mystery at the center of Alpha a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha but the future of the universe
Thanks to eOne, we have ten in-season double passes to give away to Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Directed by Luc Besson and starring Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke and Rihanna, the film releases on August 10.. Synopsis:. Based on the ground-breaking comic book series, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy.. In the 28th century, Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under assignment, the two embark on a mission to the breathtaking city of Alpha - an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and culture. But a dark force threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets. Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify this ...
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There is an excess of slow rotators among smaller minor planets. The rotation rates were determined mostly by the analysis of lightcurves, which are plots of magnitude versus time. Mathematical (e.g., Fourier) analysis of those data points leads to the determination of the period. It can also show that a minor planet is binary or in non-principal axis rotation (tumbling). In some cases, a carefule review of the rotation period for a given minor planet over the years can show that the minor planets period is changing, getting slower or faster over time.. The formation of binary minor planets, tumbling action, and period change are most likely due to the YORP effect, which is a thermal process where absorbed sunlight, re-radiated as heat, can affect the minor planets rotation period and even spin axis orientation. Another effect, the Yarkovsky (the Y in YORP), can cause the minor planets semi-major axis to increase or decrease.. The shape and spin axis orientation of a minor planet can be ...
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Solar system planetary orbits. Artwork of the planets of the solar system and their orbits. This oblique angle looks inwards from the orbit of the sixth planet Saturn (lower left). The next planet towards the Sun is Jupiter (lower right). The asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter is shown as a light blue band. Inside the asteroid belt are the planets of the inner solar system: Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury. In the background are the two outer planets, Uranus (top centre) and Neptune (upper right). - Stock Image C002/9063
New radio wave technique could detect alien planets, receive interstellar tunes and because exoplanets often have decades-long orbits, meaning you could spend a lot of lonely nights fruitlessly searching the skies.Scientists at the University of Leicester in England developed a new approach,, they are looking for radio waves emitted when ultraviolet flares light up the atmospheres of planets like Saturn and Jupiter................
The origin of water on our planet is not only of interest for our understanding of the evolution of our own planet and life thereon, but even more so for the increasing exploration of other planets within our solar system and the discovery of potential planetary systems in other galaxies. Having spent half a lifetime teaching his students the accepted versions of the origin of our planetary water, which increasingly did not fit the available evidence, Dr Mike Drake at the University of Arizona suggested an alternative hypothesis: that water was already present at the surfaces of interstellar dust grains when they accreted to form our planet. Although this hypothesis fitted with all available evidence, it would only be feasible if the adhesion of water to the dust grains was sufficiently strong to survive the harsh conditions in the interstellar dust clouds where planets form. Computer simulations by myself and colleagues in UCL, Arizona and Muenster on the adhesion of water to a mineral commonly ...
A new study from Stanford University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows that when the sun was younger, Earths oceans were warmer, and that the sun and its planets were much closer together.. The study, which is published online in the journal Science Advances, sheds light on how Earths solar system was shaped in a way that would help us understand how planets formed and evolved.. The paper also helps scientists understand how our solar system developed.. It offers a glimpse into the history of the formation of our solar systems, the earliest events that led to the formation and evolution of Earth and the first rocky planets, and the evolution and interactions between the planets.. It is very important to understand how the solar systems were formed, said lead author and Stanford Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Dr. John Grunsfeld, a member of the Stanford Department of Earth Sciences.. What we have learned in this study is that the first planets were ...
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After the formation of the Solar System, the orbits of all the giant planets continued to change slowly, influenced by their interaction with the large number of remaining planetesimals. After 500-600 million years (about 4 billion years ago) Jupiter and Saturn fell into a 2:1 orbital resonance; Saturn orbited the Sun once for every two Jupiter orbits.[3] This resonance created a gravitational push against the outer planets, causing Neptune to surge past Uranus and plough into the dense planetesimal belt. The planets scattered the majority of the small icy bodies inwards, while themselves moving outwards. These planetesimals then scattered off the next planet they encountered in a similar manner, moving the planets orbits outwards while they moved inwards.[5] This process continued until the planetesimals interacted with Jupiter, whose immense gravity sent them into highly elliptical orbits or even ejected them outright from the Solar System. This caused Jupiter to move slightly inward. This ...
After the formation of the Solar System, the orbits of all the giant planets continued to change slowly, influenced by their interaction with the large number of remaining planetesimals. After 500-600 million years (about 4 billion years ago) Jupiter and Saturn fell into a 2:1 orbital resonance; Saturn orbited the Sun once for every two Jupiter orbits.[3] This resonance created a gravitational push against the outer planets, causing Neptune to surge past Uranus and plough into the dense planetesimal belt. The planets scattered the majority of the small icy bodies inwards, while themselves moving outwards. These planetesimals then scattered off the next planet they encountered in a similar manner, moving the planets orbits outwards while they moved inwards.[5] This process continued until the planetesimals interacted with Jupiter, whose immense gravity sent them into highly elliptical orbits or even ejected them outright from the Solar System. This caused Jupiter to move slightly inward. This ...
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Exactly. Take, for instance, the question about Pluto no longer being considered a planet. I was at the conference where Pluto was demoted, and I still cringe a little when I think of people equating this sort of trivium with scientific literacy. Pluto didnt change, of course: what did was our knowledge of how many objects there are like it, and how those differ from the other planets in our solar system. Those discoveries were interesting, to those of us who care about this sort of thing, partly because of the debate they stirred about how planets are formed, how common different types of planets are, and what ultimately defines a planet as something other than a star or an asteroid or whatever. But the decision to name Pluto a dwarf planet instead of a planet -- what? is dwarf just an adjective? or is dwarf planet its own noun, like planetino or something? -- is, independent of all that context, just not a big deal. And if people get the idea that meaningless labeling is ...
The solar system is made up of the Sun, the planets and dwarf planets and their known moons, asteroids, comets, dust and gas. The planets, asteroids, and comets travel around the Sun, the center of our solar system.. Most of the bodies in the solar system travel around the Sun along nearly circular paths or orbits, and all the planets travel about the Sun in the anticlockwise direction (when viewed from above).. Solar system formation began billions of years ago, when gases and dust began to come together to form the Sun, planets, and other bodies of the solar system.. ...
The Tiny Moon Phobos Is Photographed During Its Quick Trip Around Mars. While photographing Mars, NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captured a cameo appearance of the tiny moon Phobos on its trek around the Red Planet. Discovered in 1877, the diminutive, potato-shaped moon is so small that it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures. Phobos orbits Mars in just 7 hours and 39 minutes, which is faster than Mars rotates. The moons orbit is very slowly shrinking, meaning it will eventually shatter under Mars gravitational pull, or crash into the planet. Hubble took 13 separate exposures over 22 minutes to create a time-lapse video showing the moons orbital path.. ...
Its time to leave the Universe behind. The History Channels the Universe series is out of new episodes, and their sponsorship is about to drop off this blog and Astronomy Cast. If the Universe was your favorite space series of all time, have no fear, it will be showing in reruns, and you can purchase the complete series on DVD.. Looking over the past summers series, we can see 13 episodes laid on in a steady march through the solar system, with occasional field trips to the outer cosmos. The episodes were: Secrets of the Sun; Mars: The Red Planet; The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats To Our Planet; Jupiter: The Giant Planet; The Moon; Spaceship Earth; The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus; Saturn: Lord of the Rings; Alien Galaxies; Life and Death of a Star; The Outer Planets; The Most Dangerous Place in the; and Search for ET.. Looking over these titles, shows can be grouped into 3 categories: Our Solar System (9 episodes), all other objects (2 episodes), and the search for ET (1 ...
Under the brightness of a First Quarter phase moon, Venus gleams brilliantly in the west. This week this bright planet approaches and passes the planet Uranus. This evening Venus is 6.3° to the lower right of Uranus. Use a binocular to locate Uranus in the star field. Venus passes to the right of Uranus. The…
[Segments 1 through 3 of Planet Earth: the future, the final three segments that accompany the extraordinary BBC 11-part nature series. 40 camera teams were shooting at over 200 different locations all over the world for more than 5 years to get the pictures seen in the series, Saving species: Many of the animals featured in the Planet Earth series are endangered so do we face an extinction crisis? Saving Species asks the experts if there really is a problem, looks at the reasons behind the declining numbers of particular animals and questions how we choose which species we want to conserve, Into the wilderness: Pollution, climate change and a growing human population are all putting pressure on Earths wildernesses including the Bialowieza forest, the Gobi Desert and the Arctic tundra. So how much of the planet is still wilderness? And why should we care? Into the Wilderness explores why these uninhabited expanses are important for our survival as well as that of all creatures on the planet,
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Sampling of ocean life is hindered by the extreme cost, limited logistical flexibility, and high carbon footprint of classical oceanographic research vessels. Developing a working understanding of the dynamics and evolution of global plankton will require a far greater sampling effort, increasing coverage across both space and time in the rapidly changing ocean. The new Plankton Planet (P2) program represents a low-cost, eco-friendly, and society engaging Oceanography 2.0, through providing the tools to connect oceanographers to the thousands of blue citizens (seatizens!) who sail across the oceans at any given time. The aim is to undertake a holistic worldwide sampling of plankton life at an unprecedented level of sensitivity, ultimately allowing robust mathematical modeling toward a predictable ocean. We will present our general approach and newly developed imaging tools for bringing citizen sailors closer to enable scientific sampling and engage in the microscopic beauty of the ...
There is the possibility of Liquid Breathing, however it is unlikely that the liquid would be haemoglobin and still be breathable, as haemoglobin is quite viscous (this is why it is contained within red blood cells).. On the other hand, in the unlikely event that a planet was completely covered by an ocean of some largely colourless oxygen saturated liquid such as a flurocarbon at ~37°C, then, yes, humans could in theory breathe this liquid. It is probable that if such a planet existed, it would have been manufactured by some powerful civilisation.. However, free-breathing fluorocarbons is exhausting due to the mass of fluid involved and the amount of oxygen that could be saturated in it. Were humans to spend any length of time in such an environment, it is likely that they would need some sort of mechanical breathing assistance to prevent exhaustion.. Finally, fluorocarbons are up to twice as dense as water. This means that a human would float on the surface of a fluorocarbon sea to a greater ...
Based on the French comic series that inspired Star Wars and other films in the genre, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a visually rich sci-fi adventure that doesnt have the story or characters to support its excellent world building. The movie is all over the place, jumping from one CG-fueled set piece to the next with a seemingly endless supply of cool creatures and production design - almost too much to cram into one film. Unfortunately, the plot is as dull as dishwater, and though Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne fare just fine as the secret agents at the center of the story, their bickering couple shtick isnt as charming as director Luc Besson seems to think. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has some great moments, especially early on, but despite Bessons attempts to deliver the same pulpy fun as his 1997 cult classic The Fifth Element, it falls short.. Extras include a five-part documentary about making the film, a collection of supplemental featurettes ...
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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is your spectacular new adventure movie in Luc Besson, the legendary director of Leon, The Fifth Element and Lucy, dependent on the groundbreaking comic book series that inspired a generation of musicians, authors and filmmakers. From the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a group of special operatives charged with keeping order across the lands. Under mission from the Minister of Defence, both embark on a mission into the astonishing town of Alpha--an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all around the world have converged over centuries to discuss knowledge, cultures and intelligence with one another. Theres a mystery in the middle of Alpha, a shadowy power that threatens the peaceful presence of the Town of a Thousand Planets, also Valerian and Laureline have to race to recognize that the marauding menace and protect not only Alpha, however the future of this world. 123movies 2020 , Source ...
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Other celestial bodies (planets, moons). The appearance of plate tectonics on terrestrial planets is related to planetary mass ... "Planet Earth and the New Geosciences (3 ed.). p. 442. ISBN 978-0-7872-4296-1. Archived from the original on 2010-01-24. ... Meissner, Rolf (2002). The Little Book of Planet Earth. New York: Copernicus Books. p. 202. ISBN 978-0-387-95258-1.. ... Glatzmaier, Gary A. (2013). Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, ...
Merger of two planets[edit]. To help resolve these problems, a new theory published in 2012 posits that two bodies-each five ... Did We Steal Our Moon From Venus? Is our planet a dirty thief?, Popular Science, 09.27.2013 at 5:07 pm ... The Moon's relatively small iron core (compared to other rocky planets and moons in the Solar System) is explained by Theia's ... The synestia will eventually shrink and cool to accrete the satellite and reform the impacted planet.[16] ...
... (minor planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is an icy dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond the orbit of ... Dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt of the Solar System. This article is about the dwarf planet. For the deity, see Pluto ( ... "Pluto: The Discovery of Planet X. Retrieved November 29, 2011.. *^ a b c d Rincon, Paul (January 13, 2006). "The girl who named ... Declaring Pluto a planet and declaring March 13, 2007, 'Pluto planet day' at the legislature". Legislature of New Mexico. ...
For other planets[edit]. While the Kármán line is defined for Earth only, if calculated for Mars and Venus it would be around ...
Solar planets habitability[edit]. Water is necessary for life under all its forms presently known on Earth. Without water, ... After the tantalizing detection of phosphine (PH3) in the atmosphere of the Venus planet, in the absence of known and plausible ... At the surface of planets and in their atmosphere, space restrictions do not apply, therefore, the ultimate limiting factor is ... The same rule should also apply for other planets than Earth. ...
... planets are a hypothetical type of planet with a surface completely covered with liquid.[11][12] ... Some planets and natural satellites outside the Solar System are likely to have oceans, including possible water ocean planets ... Underneath the thick atmospheres of the planets Uranus and Neptune, it is expected that these planets are composed of oceans of ... Hinrichsen, D (2011-10-03). "The ocean planet". People Planet. 7 (2): 6-9. PMID 12349465.. ...
Planets and Comets[edit]. The Institute develops scientific instruments that fly with spacecraft to other planets. Highly ... The curriculum covers the entire area of the solar system from small bodies to the planets and the Sun. The goal is a broad, ... Further MPS instruments identify the atoms, electrons, and dust that move around the planets and impact their moons. Here the ... The second area of research involves the interiors, surfaces, atmospheres, ionospheres, and magnetospheres of the planets and ...
... with a giant planet. (By definition, a centaur is a minor planet whose orbit crosses the orbit(s) of one or more giant planets ... Ring systems of planets[edit]. The ring swirling around Saturn consists of chunks of ice and dust. The little dark spot on ... and is a common component of satellite systems around giant planets. A ring system around a planet is also known as a planetary ... Rings systems of minor planets and moons[edit]. Reports in March 2008[18][19][20] suggested that Saturn's moon Rhea may have ...
... have a meaning different from the modern astronomical understanding of what a planet is. Before the age of ... Classical planets[edit]. The seven classical planets are those easily seen with the naked eye, and were thus known to ancient ... planets as they represent a transition from the inner personal planets to the outer modern, impersonal planets. The outer ... Richard Brown: New Planets *^ AstroTransits.blogspot.com New dwarf planets in Astrology (Sedna, Eris, Haumea, Quaoar, Makemake ...
The planets have been designated Pr0201 b and Pr0211 b. The 'b' at the end of their names indicates that the bodies are planets ... Planets[edit]. In September, 2012 two planets which orbit separate stars were discovered in the Beehive Cluster. The finding ... "First Planets Found Around Sun-Like Stars in a Cluster". Retrieved September 14, 2012.. ... The discoveries are what have been termed Hot Jupiters, massive gas giants that, unlike the planet Jupiter, orbit very close to ...
For the failed IAU planet category of Classical Planets, see IAU definition of planet. ... Babylonians recognized seven planets. A bilingual list in the British Museum records the seven Babylonian planets in this order ... "Seven classical planets" redirects here. For Wandering stars that are not planets, see Wandering star (disambiguation). ... Main articles: Astrological symbols and Planet symbols. The astrological symbols for the classical planets appear in the ...
Planets, asteroids, and comets[edit]. Planets, asteroids, and comets all reflect light from their parent stars and emit their ... Planets[edit]. The reflected light of a planet contains absorption bands due to minerals in the rocks present for rocky bodies ... Just as planets can be gravitationally bound to stars, pairs of stars can orbit each other. Some binary stars are visual ... Spectroscopy is also used to study the physical properties of many other types of celestial objects such as planets, nebulae, ...
Volchok Prime - Planet in Ferengi space.[137]. Vulcan - A dry, hostile planet in the 40 Eridani A system that is the homeworld ... Taurus Ceti IV - Planet where Captain Janeway got her dog, Molly, as a puppy from a pound. Note: The planet most likely should ... Janeway's father), drowned on the planet.[38]. Tau Ceti III - Planet where Picard first met his friend Captain Keel.[39] Non- ... Tau Ceti IV - Home port planet of the simulation ship Kobayashi Maru. Planet's name was indicated on a readout screen.[40] ...
Happy Planet Index[edit]. Main article: Happy Planet Index. In July 2006, the Foundation launched the Happy Planet Index, ... The Happy Planet Index: An index of human well-being and environmental impact. Nic Marks, Saamah Abdallah, Andrew Simms and Sam ...
On planet Mars[edit]. 2011 findings by the Opportunity rover on the planet Mars show a form of calcium sulfate in a vein on the ...
As the planet Venus[edit]. Inanna was associated with the planet Venus, which is named after her Roman equivalent Venus.[39][78 ... The planet Venus appears to make a similar descent, setting in the West and then rising again in the East.[79] An introductory ... The poem Inanna and Shukaletuda (ETCSL 1.3.3) begins with a hymn to Inanna, praising her as the planet Venus.[164] It then ... She was associated with the planet Venus and her most prominent symbols included the lion and the eight-pointed star. Her ...
Dawn is the first mission to study a dwarf planet, arriving at Ceres a few months before the arrival of the New Horizons probe ... Dawn thus became the first mission to study a dwarf planet at close range. Dawn initially entered a polar orbit around Ceres, ... The two bodies provide a bridge in scientific understanding between the formation of rocky planets and the icy bodies of the ... The primary question that the mission addresses is the role of size and water in determining the evolution of the planets. ...
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In regards to Saturn, the planet is nearly fixed in its position in the sky because Titan's orbit is tidally locked around ... Planets. 122 (3): 432-482. arXiv:1702.08611. Bibcode:2017JGRE..122..432H. doi:10.1002/2016JE005240. S2CID 119482985. Baez, John ... and Planets. 96 (3): 119-147. Bibcode:2005EM&P...96..119B. doi:10.1007/s11038-005-9058-2. ISSN 1573-0794. S2CID 53480412. April ... insolation and solar wind flux are sufficiently low that elements and compounds that are volatile on the terrestrial planets ...
Norvos - A snowy planet once used as a military installation. Orbital Prime - An industrial metropolitan planet covered in man- ... Grip: Combat Racing features tracks set on 4 fictional planets, including: Liddo 5 - A planet covered in alien flora and ... "Planets". GRIP Combat Racing. Retrieved 2021-02-23. "Grip Kickstarter canceled, but Early Access release is coming anyway". ... Jahtra - A dusty red planet littered with rocks and cliffs. ...
Planets. 111 Ming, D., et al. 2006 Geochemical and mineralogical indicators for aqueous processes in the Columbia Hills of ... 2005) Lunar Planet. Sci. XXXVI abstr. 2349 Schroder, C., et al. (2005) European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, ... which means that regions of the planet may have once harbored water. The carbonates were discovered in an outcrop of rocks ...
This dichotomy is a fundamental global geologic feature of the planet. Simply stated, the northern part of the planet is an ... "Martian Methane Reveals the Red Planet is not a Dead Planet". NASA. July 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2010. "Hunting for young ... In planetary science, the term geology is used in its broadest sense to mean the study of the solid parts of planets and moons ... The lowest elevations on the planet are located within the Hellas basin, with some areas of the basin floor lying over 8 km ...
In the Cosmos chapter "Blues For a Red Planet", Sagan wrote, "If there is life on Mars, I believe we should do nothing with ... In 1997 the Sagan Planet Walk was opened in Ithaca, New York. It is a walking-scale model of the Solar System, extending 1.2 km ... He advised the astronomers not to waste their time observing the stars and planets. It was better, he believed, just to think ... To argue that the Earth was being chosen for regular visitations, Sagan said, one would have to assume that the planet is ...
"Geological Evidence of Planet‐Wide Groundwater System on Mars". Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 124 (2): 374-395. ... Physical evolution of the planet Mars Geology of Mars - Scientific study of the surface, crust, and interior of the planet Mars ... Lunar Planet. Sci. XXXII. Abstract 1774. Irwin, R.; et al. (2002). "A large paleolake basin at the head of Ma'adim Vallis, Mars ... Lunar Planet. Sci., XXXVI (CD-ROM). Abstract 1324. Wilson, S., et al. 2010. Evidence for ancient lakes in the Hellas region. In ...
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Ring Mold Craters are kind of crater on the planet Mars, that look like the ring molds used in baking. They are thought to be ... The amount of water could have covered the planet about 140 meters, but was probably in an ocean that in places would be almost ... Planets. 115 (E10): E10012. Bibcode:2010JGRE..11510012O. doi:10.1029/2010je003613. Weitz, C.; Milliken, R.E.; Grant, J.A.; ... Planets. 109 (E12): E12009. Bibcode:2004JGRE..10912009I. doi:10.1029/2004je002287. Hynek, B.; et al. (2010). "Updated global ...
Because Olbers already had credit for discovering a planet (Pallas; at the time, the asteroids were considered to be planets), ... Vesta (minor-planet designation: 4 Vesta) is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of 525 ... He proposed that the two objects were the remnants of a destroyed planet. He sent a letter with his proposal to the British ... ed.). "The Planet Hygiea". Annual of Scientific Discovery for the year 1850, quoted by spaceweather.com archives, 2006-09-13. ...
... and in 2018 even with the naked eye as a change in colour and brightness of the planet. Planet-encircling dust storms (global ... By 12 June, the storm was the most extensive recorded at the surface of the planet, and spanned an area about the size of North ... The atmosphere of Mars has been losing mass to space since the planet formed, and the leakage of gases still continues today. ... Play media Solar heating on the day side and radiative cooling on the night side of a planet can induce pressure difference. ...
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Planets in astrology have a meaning different from the modern astronomical understanding of what a planet is. Before the age of ... Classical planets[edit]. The seven classical planets are those easily seen with the naked eye, and were thus known to ancient ... planets as they represent a transition from the inner personal planets to the outer modern, impersonal planets. The outer ... Richard Brown: New Planets *^ AstroTransits.blogspot.com New dwarf planets in Astrology (Sedna, Eris, Haumea, Quaoar, Makemake ...
No telescope can directly detect a planet revolving around a star; even the nearest stars are too far away. But planets can be ... Intelligent life on other planets (SETI). The question of whether alien planets have intelligent beings on them is a still-more ... Note: in "Cosmos" (1980) Carl Sagan notes that "Two such quests [for extra-solar planets] have been performed for planets ... Planets. by Carl Sagan, Jonathon Norton Leonard and the Editors of LIFE. Life Science Library. "This book, from its conception ...
When the planet passes in front of the star, it blocks a portion of the starlight. When the planet continues to circle around ... But planets emit their own infrared radiation. When Spitzer observes a solar system, the star still outshines the planet, but ... Planet Hunting Strategies. For centuries, scientists have pondered the possible existence of extrasolar planets, but only in ... The Hunt for Extrasolar Planets. What if the Universe contains other planets like Earth outside the Solar System? After all, ...
Now Kepler has found a whole system of planets orbiting a double star. This finding shows that planetary systems are weirder ... astronomers thought planets couldnt form around binary stars. ... Yet this planet was real. Now Kepler has discovered a whole ... for liquid water to exist on the surface of a planet. But does this planet even have a surface? Possibly not. The astronomers ... The outer planet, Kepler-47c, orbits every 303 days. This puts it in the systems habitable zone, a band of orbits that are " ...
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  • The wobble is caused by the gravitational tug of the planet as it orbits the star. (amnh.org)
  • The outer planet, Kepler-47c, orbits every 303 days. (nasa.gov)
  • This puts it in the system's habitable zone, a band of orbits that are "just right" for liquid water to exist on the surface of a planet. (nasa.gov)
  • In a batch of 27 planets found outside our solar system , half a dozen have 'wrong way' orbits, astronomers have announced. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Each of the six extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, orbits in the opposite direction as its star's rotation. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Gravitational interactions with material in the disks guide the massive planets to close-in orbits within just a few million years. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • In addition, those six planets are part of a larger group of hot Jupiters tracked in the study with orbits that are no longer in the same 'tabletop' plane as the rotation axes of their parent stars. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • While not all of these may be located in hospitable, life-promoting orbits around their parent star, the so-called "Goldilocks Zone," it is not unreasonable to expect that many millions of planets in our galaxy will support life. (smugmug.com)
  • The planet orbits its twin suns every 131 days. (go.com)
  • This illustration shows the orbits of the two alien planets circling two stars of Kepler-47, and the orbits of our own solar system planets for comparison. (space.com)
  • The star's inner planets have orbits that resemble Jupiter's Galilean moons . (popularmechanics.com)
  • Though it won't find the next Earth, the method of measuring photon intensity could detect more planets with eccentric orbits hiding in the Kepler data. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The fact that the two planets are so close to each other and exhibit specific orbital patterns has made it possible to make fairly precise estimates of each planet's characteristics, based on their gravitational effects on each other and the resulting variations in the orbits. (tgdaily.com)
  • The planets' densities differ by a factor of eight but their orbits differ by only 10 percent - making the differences in composition difficult to explain using current models of planet formation. (tgdaily.com)
  • Some astronomers think these objects are responding to the gravitational pull of a yet-unobserved planet, known as Planet Nine , which orbits very, very far away . (livescience.com)
  • And because the gravitational pull of the stars is relatively weak at that distance, the planet orbits slowly, making a revolution once every 15,000 years. (livescience.com)
  • It would be bizarre if, say, Jupiter just happened to be inclined 30 degrees relative to the plane that every other planet orbits in. (livescience.com)
  • Planets don't have explicit orbital formulas , either, but once astronomers figure them out, they can use those formulas to predict their orbits. (cooper.com)
  • There is a certain amount of tilt/inclination to the orbits of the planets so the alignment isn't perfect, but that's believed to have come from mutual interactions between the planets. (physicsforums.com)
  • All of the seven exoplanets discovered around TRAPPIST-1 orbit much closer to their star than Mercury does to the Sun, as shown here in this comparison of the TRAPPIST-1 orbits with the Galilean moons of Jupiter and the planets of the inner solar system. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • During this inbound migration, the worlds catch one another in resonant orbits, such that they can form a kind of "chain of planets," he says. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • In this case, the migration landed the exoplanets in what the team calls the "temperate zone" - orbits with enough incoming starlight that, with the right conditions, the planets might at least sometimes have liquid surface water. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • To the Greeks and the other earliest astronomers, this group consisted of the five planets visible to the naked eye and excluded Earth . (wikipedia.org)
  • This overwhelming brightness renders nearby extrasolar planets invisible to astronomers. (amnh.org)
  • But it has allowed astronomers to measure the amount of infrared light emitted from extrasolar planets for the first time. (amnh.org)
  • Back in 2011 astronomers were amazed when NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovered a planet orbiting a double star system. (nasa.gov)
  • In fact, for many years, astronomers doubted that planets could even form in such an environment. (nasa.gov)
  • But recently astronomers with the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) program found nine new hot Jupiters that transit-or pass in front of-their stars, as seen from Earth. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Astronomers have discovered that rocky, terrestrial planets might orbit many, if not most, of the nearby sun-like stars in the disk of our galaxy. (redorbit.com)
  • When astronomers discover a new exoplanet, one of the first considerations is if the planet is in the habitable zone, or outside of it. (universetoday.com)
  • Astronomers have for the first time discovered two alien planets whirling around a pair of stars: a complete solar system with twin suns just like Luke Skywalker's fictional home world Tatooine. (space.com)
  • To find more circumbinary planets, astronomers analyzed data from NASA's prolific Kepler space telescope , which has detected more than 2,300 potential alien worlds since its March 2009 launch. (space.com)
  • Astronomers on Tuesday (Dec. 20) announced the discovery of the first two Earth-size alien planets - a historic find for sure, but the newfound worlds didn't exactly receive historic names. (space.com)
  • According to some interpretations, the goddess Ishtar (Venus) is also associated with a crescent symbol… possibly lending credence to the assertion that ancient Babylonian astronomers knew something of the phases of the planet from direct observation. (universetoday.com)
  • Now that the productive Kepler telescope is down for the count, astronomers are dreaming up new techniques and missions to help them find even more planets around alien stars. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Well, seems there are a lot of neighborhoods in our universe and over the past 20 years astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets. (loe.org)
  • Astronomers have discovered two neighboring planets - one a bigger version of Earth - orbiting closer to each other than any planets discovered before. (tgdaily.com)
  • Astronomers are trying to figure out how exactly the planetary formation process happens and how long it takes, partly by studying how much material exists in planets now, and how much there would need to have been in the disks of dust from which they were forged. (wired.com)
  • For many years, astronomers have imagined that planets form when large objects slowly collide, melt and recombine into something new. (wired.com)
  • But astronomers increasingly think planet-building on a million-year time scale is reasonable, said Konstantin Batygin , an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology who studies planetary formation and was not involved in the new work. (wired.com)
  • Many astronomers think that the rings have been carved by planets. (wired.com)
  • The new exoplanet gives astronomers a hint of what to look for in a possible Planet Nine. (livescience.com)
  • Gauss calculated the elements of the planet Ceres and his analysis proved him to be the first of theoretical astronomers no less than the greatest of 'arithmeticians. (wikiquote.org)
  • Unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus led astronomers to deduce the gravitational perturbation of an unknown planet was the cause and they predicted where to look to find it. (answers.com)
  • Astronomers have found seven Earth-sized planets around a cool red dwarf, all of which have the potential for liquid surface water. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • The astronomers detected the exoplanets using the transit technique, which catches the tiny dip in starlight when a planet passes in front of its host star from our perspective. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Number 7, or planet h, is iffy in its specs: The team only detected a single transit for it, and astronomers prefer to see three transits before calling something a candidate planet. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Astronomers think that when lightweight planets form far out in a star's planet-forming gaseous disk, gas drag and such will make them advance inward. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) In a solar system thousands of light years away, a star about half the size of our sun is being orbited by two planets that seem like smaller versions of Jupiter and Saturn, astronomers report. (deseretnews.com)
  • Astronomy is the science of the exotic, but the thing that astronomers most want to find is the familiar: another planet like Earth, a hospitable face in a hostile cosmos. (scientificamerican.com)
  • But if the giant planets, which looked nothing like what astronomers had expected, are any indication, those Earths may not be so reassuringly familiar either. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Imagine Spitzer has its infrared eye trained on a nearby star with a planet in orbit around it. (amnh.org)
  • The inner planet, Kepler-47b, closely circles the pair of stars, completing each orbit in less than 50 days. (nasa.gov)
  • We give proper, sometimes impressive names to planets in our solar system, and Christopher Cokinos asks in the American Scholar (article not available online), "Shouldn't we extend the courtesy to planets that orbit other stars ? (utne.com)
  • Koenig said that the dust being swiped away is from the outer portion of the stars' planet-forming disks -- around where Uranus and Neptune would orbit in our solar system and beyond. (nasa.gov)
  • It circles the star about every 14 days, while the outer planet takes 16 days to make its orbit. (smh.com.au)
  • The star that the planets orbit, called Trappist-1, is a Red Dwarf star, much dimmer and cooler than our Sun. The three potentially habitable planets-TRAPPIST-1e, f, and g- get about the same amount of energy as Earth and Mars do from the Sun, because they're so close to it. (universetoday.com)
  • From the beginning of the protoplanetary era to the present day, Venus has contributed tremendously to our planetary system, serving as an anchor to the inner planets whose brightness and surface temperature remain unparalleled," said UNOOSA director Simonetta Di Pippo, adding that the terrestrial body would be honored with a 3'-by-3' embossed bronze plaque that will be installed in its orbit during a ceremony honoring the planet next month. (theonion.com)
  • This artist's illustration shows a comparison of the two alien planets discovered to orbit twin stars in the Kepler-47 system. (space.com)
  • Fortunately, the seven planets around TRAPPIST-1 orbit much closer to their host star than we do. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The planets also pass very close to each other as they orbit. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The TRAPPIST-1 planets orbit their star in anywhere from 1.5 to about 20 days). (popularmechanics.com)
  • The orbit of Venus is tilted 3.4 degrees with respect to the Earth, otherwise, we'd get a transit of the planet like we did on June 5-6th, 2012 once about every 584 days, instead of having to wait again until next century on December 10th, 2117. (universetoday.com)
  • G is the Gth object found the system- so it's not a lone planet in orbit around the single star, there's other stuff there. (loe.org)
  • The two planets orbit a star that's slightly hotter and about two billion years older than our sun, 1,200 light-years away. (tgdaily.com)
  • In the past two decades, various novel planet-cooling technologies have been proposed-improbable, monumental projects such as putting into orbit giant mirrors with thousand-kilometer diameters or clouds of trillions of wafer-thin, butterfly-light lenses. (technologyreview.com)
  • The main reason for the common direction of orbital motion is because the Sun and planets exchanged angular momentum and now all orbit, more or less, in the same direction. (physicsforums.com)
  • Although it is visible to the naked eye like the other six, it was never recognized as a planet by ancient observers due to its dimness and slow orbit. (answers.com)
  • We found 603 planets, 10 of which are Earth size and orbit in the habitable zone, where conditions permit surface liquid water. (pnas.org)
  • Why shouldn't similar extrasolar planets exist around other stars, perhaps in vast numbers? (amnh.org)
  • For centuries, scientists have pondered the possible existence of extrasolar planets, but only in recent years have such planets actually been discovered. (amnh.org)
  • As of February 2007 more than 212 extrasolar planets have been discovered. (amnh.org)
  • As extrasolar planets can not yet be imaged directly, this is an artists' concept. (amnh.org)
  • Still, scientists have yet to see an extrasolar planet directly or even take a picture of one. (amnh.org)
  • The job of finding and imaging extrasolar planets is extraordinarily difficult. (amnh.org)
  • One technique scientists use to detect extrasolar planets is to look for a slight wobble in the motion of the host stars. (amnh.org)
  • It has added several more extrasolar planets to the roster since 2005. (amnh.org)
  • Finding extrasolar planets with Spitzer is still hardly as simple as taking a snapshot. (amnh.org)
  • The secondary eclipse method does not image extrasolar planets directly. (amnh.org)
  • Between 600 and 700 extrasolar planets have been confirmed, depending on which online catalog keeps tally. (go.com)
  • Could extrasolar planets consist of graphite and diamond? (scientificamerican.com)
  • Lonely Planet Vietnam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. (worldcat.org)
  • What's more, the discovery of these odd exoplanets challenges a leading theory for the formation of planets known as hot Jupiters, which in turn means that fewer Earthlike planets may exist in the universe. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • A new planet discovery will be announced Monday Jan. 10 during the 'Exoplanets & Their Host Stars' presentation at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) conference in Seattle, Washington. (redorbit.com)
  • Mathew Anderson, author and good friend of the Weekly Space Hangout , joins us again this week to discuss his newest book, Habitable Exoplanets: Red Dwarf Systems Like TRAPPIST-1 , in which he focuses on exoplanet properties and the chances for habitable planets around Red Dwarf stars. (universetoday.com)
  • As of 3-22-13, 861 planets outside our solar system (exoplanets) have been identified--in less than a decade. (smugmug.com)
  • The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted more than 2,700 potential exoplanets since its launch in 2009, and scientists using the Kitt Peak National Observatory Mayall 4-meter telescope have categorized the home stars of many of those planet candidates for the past three years. (yahoo.com)
  • The authors behind the new paper set out to compare the masses of hundreds of exoplanets and protoplanetary disks, where baby planets are being forged. (wired.com)
  • The two exoplanets - planets located outside of our solar system - were named Gliese 887b and Gliese 887c, respectively. (nypost.com)
  • Now Kepler has discovered a whole system of planets orbiting a double star. (nasa.gov)
  • Kepler found two planets orbiting this mismatched pair. (nasa.gov)
  • This diagram compares our own solar system to Kepler-47, a double-star system containing two planets, one orbiting in the so-called "habitable zone. (nasa.gov)
  • Kepler-47 erases those doubts-and poses a conundrum: "These planets are very difficult to form using the currently accepted paradigm," says Laughlin. (nasa.gov)
  • The Kepler spacecraft is on a mission to find Earth-like planets that might support life. (nasa.gov)
  • The next critical test of the assertion that terrestrial planets like Earth could be common around stars like the sun will come next year with the launch of NASA's Kepler Mission. (redorbit.com)
  • Kepler will detect the tiny dips in the amount of light seen as planets pass in front of their stars. (redorbit.com)
  • Kepler is NASA's first mission to look specifically for Earth-size planets in the habitable zones (areas where liquid water could exist) around stars like our sun. (redorbit.com)
  • Natalie Batalha of the NASA Kepler Mission Team will be online answering your questions about this new planet finding on Monday, Jan. 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (redorbit.com)
  • As a member of the Kepler team, Batalha is responsible for the selection of the more than 150,000 stars the spacecraft monitors and works closely with team members at Ames to identify viable planet candidates from Kepler photometry. (redorbit.com)
  • Kepler detects a planet when it passes in front of its star and briefly reduces the light coming from it. (smh.com.au)
  • This made it possible to determine the properties of the planets, Kepler-36b and Kepler-36c, and the results are published today by the journal Science. (smh.com.au)
  • NASA's Kepler mission has accounted for 35 of these, with another 2,326 "planet candidates" awaiting evaluation. (go.com)
  • Data from NASA's Kepler mission have revealed two new systems in which a planet is orbiting a binary star. (go.com)
  • NASA's Kepler mission is searching for Earth-like planets by looking for them to cross the face of alien stars. (yahoo.com)
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A large number of worlds found by NASA's Kepler alien planet-hunting space telescope are probably significantly larger than scientists previously estimated, a new study suggests. (yahoo.com)
  • By implication, these new results reduce the number of candidate Earth-size planet analogues detected by Kepler. (yahoo.com)
  • In total, the stars observed by Everett and his team host more than 360 Kepler planet candidates, as some of the stars were found to have more than one satellite. (yahoo.com)
  • Ground-based follow-up observations of stars studied by Kepler allow scientists to identify which planets, if any, may be capable of supporting life. (yahoo.com)
  • An artist's illustration of the alien solar system Kepler-47, a twin star system that is home to two planets. (space.com)
  • Kepler had to date detected four systems with circumbinary planets - Kepler-16, 34, 35 and 38. (space.com)
  • The star and its planets, called Kepler-47b and Kepler-47c, dwell about 5,000 light-years away, in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. (space.com)
  • This dimming is tiny, only 0.08 percent for planet Kepler-47b and 0.2 percent for planet Kepler-47c. (space.com)
  • An artist's rendering of the newfound alien planet Kepler-20e, which scientists say is smaller than Earth, at about 0.87 times the width of our planet. (space.com)
  • The two alien planets are officially known as Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f , a nod to the instrument that detected them, NASA's prolific Kepler space telescope. (space.com)
  • The planets' host star is Kepler-20, and the letters indicate that 20e was the fourth planet discovered in this alien solar system and 20f the fifth. (space.com)
  • But the Kepler mission isn't the only planet-hunting project working today, and the others choose their star appellations differently. (space.com)
  • I'm working like 15 hours a day on Kepler, and I'm not sure I could tell you which one is each of the Kepler planets. (space.com)
  • Public engagement could also come in more active ways, suggested veteran planet hunter and Kepler scientist Geoff Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley. (space.com)
  • After the announcement of Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, SPACE.com asked readers on Facebook to vote for their favorite names for the Earth-size planets . (space.com)
  • The Kepler found most of its new worlds via the transit method, in which it detects the dip in luminosity as a planet passes in front of its star. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Instead, this team looked for subtle changes in the light around the star Kepler-76, which could be caused by the tug of an unseen, nontransiting planet, and in the process, found Kepler 76-b. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The team, from the University of Washington and Harvard University, used data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, which measures dips in the brightness of more than 150,000 stars, to search for transiting planets. (tgdaily.com)
  • We used the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Kepler telescope to survey 42,000 Sun-like stars for periodic dimmings that occur when a planet crosses in front of its host star. (pnas.org)
  • We measured the detectability of these planets by injecting synthetic planet-caused dimmings into Kepler brightness measurements. (pnas.org)
  • We searched for Earth-size planets that cross in front of their host stars by examining the brightness measurements of 42,000 stars from National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kepler mission. (pnas.org)
  • We account for Kepler's imperfect detectability of such planets by injecting synthetic planet-caused dimmings into the Kepler brightness measurements and recording the fraction detected. (pnas.org)
  • The Kepler spacecraft, which was launched last March, is their best instrument yet for discovering Earth-like planets around sunlike stars, as opposed to the giant planets that have been planet finders' main harvest so far. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The Kepler spacecraft may help settle the question, because even the limited amount of information it can glean about planets-their mass and radius-is enough to tell their general composition. (scientificamerican.com)
  • These stars may or may not go on to form small, inner planets like the Earth, but it's probable that outer planets like Uranus and Neptune would never come to be. (nasa.gov)
  • Then consider a journey to our most distant and least explored planets, the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. (abc.net.au)
  • About 52 percent of stars host Neptune-class planets, while 62 percent host so-called super Earths. (go.com)
  • Super-Earths are planets with a mass greater than Earth's, but less than those of the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. (nypost.com)
  • The 8th planet Neptune was found by mathematical prediction rather than regular observation. (answers.com)
  • The concept of the work is astrological rather than astronomical (which is why Earth is not included, although Sun and Moon are also not included while including the non-traditional Uranus and Neptune): each movement is intended to convey ideas and emotions associated with the influence of the planets on the psyche, not the Roman deities. (wikipedia.org)
  • When composing The Planets Holst initially scored the work for four hands, two pianos, except for Neptune, which was scored for a single organ, as Holst believed that the sound of the piano was too percussive for a world as mysterious and distant as Neptune. (wikipedia.org)
  • The red dwarf has seven alien planets the size of Earth, giving TRAPPIST-1 more potentially habitable worlds than any other star we know about. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Do Newfound Alien Planets Need Better Names? (space.com)
  • For example, the Sun wobbles at about 12 meters (40 feet) per second in response to the gravity of Jupiter, the most massive planet in our Solar System. (amnh.org)
  • Hot Jupiter Planets Form via Tug-of-War? (nationalgeographic.com)
  • This suggests that helium behaves as a metal, at least at the highest pressures encountered in Jupiter and perhaps over a wider range of pressures in the many, often much hotter, planets of Jupiter's mass and larger that are now evidently common in the universe ( 5 ). (pnas.org)
  • Certainly the authors' results are of greatest relevance for planets more massive, or with higher specific entropy, than Jupiter, and there are many such planets. (pnas.org)
  • This plot compares the colors of solar system planets to the color of the hot-Jupiter-class planet HD 189733b. (hubblesite.org)
  • One of those jobs is hunting for aurora-like events on distant, Jupiter-like planets. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The one or few that were are huge Jupiter-sized planets that no one imagined that you'd have life on Jupiter. (loe.org)
  • The planet is 11 times the size of Jupiter and was first discovered in 2013. (livescience.com)
  • A passing star could have saved Planet Nine from being ejected altogether by pushing the planet away from Jupiter and toward the inner planets of the solar system. (livescience.com)
  • It's a tiny bit less hospitable than Earth: known as HD 189733b, the planet is a giant, gaseous world resembling Jupiter, but much hotter. (bing.com)
  • The researchers said the newly discovered planets appear to be gaseous, like Jupiter and Saturn, but only about 80 percent as big. (deseretnews.com)
  • I believe that theorists, myself included, will be going back to the drawing board to try to improve our understanding of how planets are assembled in the dusty gaseous disks that surround many young stars. (nasa.gov)
  • Artist's concept of what the sky might look like from one of the seven known terrestrial planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • The terrestrial planets are made of silicate minerals, which are oxygen-rich. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Some of these compositions differ greatly from solar and as a result produce terrestrial planets with vastly different compositions," Bond says. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The building blocks of rocky planets contain more than enough water to seed oceans, and computer models and Earth's own history suggest such seas should slosh around soon after these worlds' surfaces have cooled down and solidified, said Lindy Elkins-Tanton of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. (yahoo.com)
  • After all, Earth's solar system hosts rocky planets - Mercury, Venus and Mars - whose surface oceans have long since disappeared, if they ever existed at all. (yahoo.com)
  • Indeed, how some rocky worlds manage to retain their water is an area ripe for future research, Elkins-Tanton said, specifically citing the case of Venus , Earth's hellishly hot "sister planet" that veered down a very different road after its formation. (yahoo.com)
  • The inner and outer planets are respectively 3 and 4.6 times Earth's diameter - the smaller planet is the smallest circumbinary planet seen yet. (space.com)
  • The smaller planet is up to 4.6 times the Earth's diameter. (space.com)
  • Hot Jupiters might close in on their stars much more slowly than predicted, over a period of hundreds of millions of years, due to a gravitational tug-of-war with a distant star or companion planet. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Two very different planets that are very near to each other have been discovered orbiting the same distant star. (smh.com.au)
  • Any time you discover 7 "Earth-like" planets around a distant star, with 3 of them "potentially" in the habitable zone, it's a big deal. (universetoday.com)
  • The star and its planets were observed when they passed in front of a more distant star in 2006. (deseretnews.com)
  • Their models predict warm dust would be detected during planet formation, as small rocky bodies collide and merge, creating larger rocky bodies and eventually assembling the asteroids, moons and planets. (redorbit.com)
  • The measured orbital periods of the planets, compared with those of Jupiter's Galilean moons and the four inner planets of the Solar System. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Since water works so well for us, we may as well focus our attention on planets or moons that have it, too . (slate.com)
  • Although the outer planet is probably a gas giant slightly larger than Uranus and therefore not suitable for life as we know it, these findings do show that circumbinary planets can and do exist in habitable zones . (space.com)
  • We find that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor Earth-size planets orbiting in their habitable zones. (pnas.org)
  • From a new pair of planets like Tatooine of "Star Wars" fame , each with its own pair of suns, to a trio of small rocky planets zipping around a red-dwarf star, the cosmos presents a breathtaking plethora of planetary systems. (go.com)
  • Try planets around a red dwarf. (go.com)
  • Last year, a research team operating the ESO's Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope, or TRAPPIST, discovered that a small, dim red dwarf star about 39 light-years away had three planets orbiting it . (popularmechanics.com)
  • Planets orbiting dwarf stars generally have short orbital periods, making an entire trip around in weeks or even days, so there is plenty of opportunity to catch them moving across the face of the star. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Appearing in the second hour, Jaysen Rand talked about his theories concerning the return of Planet X, which he believes to be a brown dwarf star around the size of Saturn. (coasttocoastam.com)
  • This plot is a light curve, showing how the brightness of the faint dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 varies as three of its planets pass across its face in a triple transit on December 11, 2015. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Such a world, they realized, would have double sunsets and sunrises just like the fictional planet Tatooine in the movie Star Wars. (nasa.gov)
  • The planets have two suns like the fictional planet Tatooine in the "Star Wars" universe. (space.com)
  • Scientists had found planets in these binary systems, so-called circumbinary planets with two suns like Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' universe. (space.com)
  • The team was then able to combine their ground- and space-based observations and slice and dice them to determine that the signals likely came from seven different planets. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Sgr A* flares: tidal disruption of asteroids and planets? (harvard.edu)
  • We'll be finding out how clouds of gas and dust can clump and diversify to become stars, asteroids and the planets we know so well. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • The search engine-cum-megaportal plastered a 'Lycos Saves the Planet' banner on a page devoted to EnviroLink content, which provided Lycos with daily coverage of environmental issues and an index of 'green' businesses and activist groups. (wired.com)
  • All of these planets are the best targets found so far to search for signs of life in the next decade, and it is remarkable that they are all transiting the same star," co-author and MIT planetary scientist Julien de Wit told Popular Mechanics in an email. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The ultimate goal is to find Earth-size planets orbiting in a star's habitable zone -- the place where a planet, with the right atmosphere, can host water as liquid, ice, and gas on its surface. (go.com)
  • Water first boils out of the molten rock covering a newborn terrestrial planet heated up by accretionary impacts, creating a steamy atmosphere. (yahoo.com)
  • This atmosphere then collapses as the planet cools, returning the water to the surface and generating an ocean. (yahoo.com)
  • Suzanne Aigrain of Oxford University's Department of Physics, also an author of the report, comments: 'Despite these differences the laws of physics are the same, and as every planet with an atmosphere in our solar system has clouds we can infer that HD 189733b has clouds. (ox.ac.uk)
  • What we've always been curious about was whether any of them orbited their host star at the right distance where you could sustain liquid water- if the planet had an atmosphere. (loe.org)
  • It was in 1718 (290 years ago) that Uranus the 7th planet was discovered by William Herschel using a telescope. (answers.com)
  • The discovery of planets orbiting double stars means that planetary systems are even weirder and more abundant than previously thought. (nasa.gov)
  • The question always has been -- do they have planets and planetary systems? (nasa.gov)
  • This means that the system will allow us to study each planet in great depth, providing for the first time a rich perspective on a different planetary system than ours. (popularmechanics.com)
  • On closest approach, the planet presents the largest apparent planetary disk possible as seen from the Earth. (universetoday.com)
  • If you form the planetary cores very, very rapidly, in less than one million years," said Carlo Manara , an astronomer at the European Southern Observatory in Garching, Germany, who led the study, "you can put a lot of mass there, and you can form the building blocks of planets very early. (wired.com)
  • Astronomer Geoff Marcy, the celebrated co-discoverer of two planets, will discuss these discoveries and the study of planetary systems. (berkeley.edu)
  • The ramifications of this are that, in any exoplanet system anywhere in our universe, if it's made of rocky materials with similar water contents to ours, every rocky planet would be expected to start with a water ocean," Elkins-Tanton said. (yahoo.com)
  • They used the Hubble Space Telescope to study the moment the exoplanet 'HD 189733b' passed behind its parent star so that they saw both the star's light and light reflected off the planet (its 'albedo') and then, once HD 189733b has disappeared, just the star's light on its own. (ox.ac.uk)
  • HD 189733b's system is one of the best studied of all exoplanet systems because its star is bright and close to its planets, making interactions easier to spot. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The new discovery of an exoplanet named HD 106906 b could help explain how a planet could get kicked to the far edges of the solar system without being ejected altogether, according to researchers with the Hubble Space Telescope. (livescience.com)
  • The news was greeted with consider excitement, as this was the closest rocky planet to our Solar System that also orbited within its star's habitable zone. (universetoday.com)
  • Based on a six-year survey of stars using a technique known as gravitational lensing, in which an intervening star's gravity magnifies the light from a star far behind it, the team estimates that 17 percent of all stars in the galaxy host a planet of Jupiter's mass or greater. (go.com)
  • From the resulting dip in the star's brightness, we can deduce the presence of planets and even their size. (popularmechanics.com)
  • One of the next questions to answer is just how much of the parent star's light HD189733b is absorbing, because the wavelengths we've measured only account for about 20 per cent of the starlight that falls upon the planet,' Tom adds. (ox.ac.uk)
  • All three planets are probably rocky, and e and f are in the star's habitable zone. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Planets that coalesce out of the disks should therefore share the same orbital direction and should move within a single, tabletop-like plane around their stars. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • This gravity battle tilts a planet into a different orbital plane, the theory goes, and elongates the planet's orbital path. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • This chart shows, on the top row, artist conceptions of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, distances from their star, radii and masses as compared to those of Earth. (popularmechanics.com)
  • That said, we know very little about these planets, almost nothing beyond estimates for their size, distance from the host star, and orbital periods. (popularmechanics.com)
  • To quote the modern biochemist Dr Frank McGillion, The orbital motion of the planet correlates in sequence with its corresponding metal's conductivity The slower a planet moves, the less able its corresponding metal is to conduct electricity! (levity.com)
  • This means that their orbital periods are rough integer multiples of one another - for example, in the same span of time that the innermost planet whips around the star eight times, the second planet takes five laps, the third three, and the fourth two. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • We also find that the occurrence of Earth-size planets is constant with increasing orbital period ( P ), within equal intervals of log P up to ∼200 d. (pnas.org)
  • of Sun-like stars harbor an Earth-size planet with orbital periods of 200-400 d. (pnas.org)
  • VIENNA-Recognizing its prominent position in the night sky and 4.5 billion years of service to the solar system, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs voted Tuesday to add Venus to the Registry of Historically Significant Planets. (theonion.com)
  • Initially, such mirrors were suggested for cooling Venus as part of a theoretical future effort to terraform that planet. (technologyreview.com)
  • Class II habitats includes bodies on which life may evolve but due to stellar and geophysical conditions that are different from the class I habitats, the planets rather evolve toward Venus- or Mars-type worlds where complex life-forms may not develop. (springer.com)
  • Iron, used always for instruments of war, was associated with Mars, the soft, pliable metal copper was linked with Venus, and the chameleon metal mercury had the same name as its planet. (levity.com)
  • The shift in wavelength when a star wobbles is very tiny, so this technique has thus far detected only very massive planets. (amnh.org)
  • For hot Jupiters, the leading theory has been that the massive planets take shape in the cold, outer reaches of their star systems. (nationalgeographic.com)
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  • All giant planets, inside and outside our solar system, are likely to be in a fluid state throughout (with the possible exception of a central core of heavier elements). (pnas.org)
  • What are the consequences for giant planets? (pnas.org)
  • The Spitzer Space telescope has pioneered a newer planet-finding technique called the 'secondary eclipse method. (amnh.org)
  • Given the trend toward higher numbers of lower-mass planets, "statistically, every star in the galaxy should have at least one planet, and probably more," according to Kailash Sahu, a researcher a the Hubble Space Telescope Institute in Baltimore and a member of the research team. (go.com)
  • An essential wheel used to keep the telescope in position while planet hunting failed after showing signs of increased friction for about the past five months. (yahoo.com)
  • This was prior to looking at the planet through a telescope. (universetoday.com)
  • A telescope follows not far behind, using the starshade to block out the light of the stars and reveal the light of the planets in the process. (popularmechanics.com)
  • They compared planet catalogs and disk measurements compiled by the world's most powerful radio telescope and found the planet masses were much bigger than the disk masses. (wired.com)
  • The ancients only knew about (5 planets + Earth) because to really see the other two you needed a telescope. (answers.com)
  • Meyer and his colleagues found that at least one-fifth (20 percent), and possibly as many as three-fifths (60 percent), of stars similar to the sun are candidates for forming rocky planets. (redorbit.com)
  • By convention, the first planet found in a system is always designated "b," not "a. (space.com)
  • It's where many of the exo-planets have been found. (loe.org)
  • These are the closest two planets to one another that have ever been found," says UW astronomy professor Eric Agol. (tgdaily.com)
  • Carlo Manara, an astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, found that planets appear to be larger than the disks that create them. (wired.com)
  • The discovery roller-coaster began when the team found that what it had thought was a combined transit of planets #2 and #3 was in fact the crossing of three planets. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • This is the first time we had a high enough magnification event where we had significant sensitivity to a second planet and we found one," Gaudi said in a statement. (deseretnews.com)
  • Four single planets have been found previously using microlensing, two of them by the Ohio State University-based Microlensing Follow Up Network MicroFUN. (deseretnews.com)
  • While no Earth-scale planets in this Goldilocks zone have yet appeared, "these latest observations make it extremely likely that Earth-scale planets in the habitable zone exist, probably in large numbers," says Philip Armitage, an astrophysicist at the University of Colorado at Boulder. (go.com)
  • And most of the planets, nearly all of those planets were not in this 'Goldilocks Zone. (loe.org)
  • So, the holy grail in this exercise, was trying to find an Earth-sized planet in the Goldilocks zone around one of these stars, and that's what was just announced. (loe.org)
  • Scientists are looking for earth like planets/bodies to find life on other planets/bodies, somewhere that is warm enough that liquid water can exist, and somewhere with basic organic molecules. (physicsforums.com)
  • In terms of astrobiology, one of the advantages of looking for Earth-like planets is that we have some idea of what life on Earth-like planets should look like and what signs we should be looking for. (physicsforums.com)
  • Instead, Spitzer relies on the fact that some planets periodically eclipse, or block, the light from their host stars. (amnh.org)
  • Any planets in such systems would have to navigate a complex gravitational field, tugged in multiple directions by multiple stars. (nasa.gov)
  • Full image and caption Some stars have it tough when it comes to raising planets. (nasa.gov)
  • The stars themselves are safe, but the material surrounding them -- the dusty bits of what might have been future planets -- can be seen blowing off into space. (nasa.gov)
  • Radiation and winds from the massive stars are wiping smaller, sun-like stars clean of their planet-making material. (nasa.gov)
  • We are seeing the effects that massive stars have on smaller stars that are trying to form planets," said Xavier Koenig, lead author of a paper about the discovery, recently published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. (nasa.gov)
  • Many stars and planets do in fact grow up and survive the harsh environments of massive stars. (nasa.gov)
  • Radiation and winds from a hub of four stars, each about 20 times as massive as our sun, are stripping the planet-forming material right off of three young, sun-like stars about one light-year away. (nasa.gov)
  • The sun-like stars are about two to three million years old -- the age when stars are thought to begin forming planets out of disks of gas and dust that swirl around them. (nasa.gov)
  • In general, it's believed that all planets form out of disks of dust and gas that swirl around some young stars. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • The numbers on how many stars form planets are ambiguous because there's more than one way to interpret the Spitzer data, Meyer said. (redorbit.com)
  • Interpreting the data this way, at least one out of five sun-like stars is potentially planet-forming, Meyer said. (redorbit.com)
  • If this is the correct interpretation - that the most massive disks form their planets first and the wimpiest disks take 10 to 100 times longer - then as many as 60 percent of the surveyed stars have formed, or may be forming, planets. (redorbit.com)
  • Planets orbiting other stars may be a dime a dozen in the Milky Way, but cheap hardly means boring. (go.com)
  • Therefore, any planets orbiting these stars must be larger and hotter as well. (yahoo.com)
  • If we were restricted to looking for planets around single stars, we would be missing most of the stars in the galaxy. (space.com)
  • DE GRASSE TYSON: And then we go to other stars and they've got planets of their own. (loe.org)
  • A European team of scientists may have discovered a shortcut to finding distant planets orbiting far-off stars - you look for lithium, or rather a lack of it. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • His lecture, "First Reconnaissance of Planets Orbiting Other Stars," begins at 10 a.m. in Pimentel Hall. (berkeley.edu)
  • We find that 11 ± 4% of Sun-like stars harbor an Earth-size planet receiving between one and four times the stellar intensity as Earth. (pnas.org)
  • More recently, Spitzer has focused its spectrometer instrument on two such planets, HD 209458b and HD 189733b, using the same secondary eclipse method. (amnh.org)
  • The laser comb is a tool that can be used in ground-based telescopes to find planets by their gravitational tug on the parent star. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Both planets are about Saturn's size. (go.com)
  • Pluto may no longer be regarded as a planet, but there s more to see at the edge of our Solar System than you may have ever imagined. (abc.net.au)
  • The hypothetical planet could have formed close to the sun, only to be kicked toward the edges of the solar system by Jupiter's gravity. (livescience.com)
  • In 1995, University of Geneva astronomer Michel Mayor and his graduate student Didier Queloz detected the first planet orbiting a star other than the Sun. Since then, this exciting new field of astronomy has exploded. (amnh.org)
  • Now, a paper published today in Nature reveals that TRAPPIST-1 has not three but seven Earth-sized planets, six of which are likely rocky, and all seven could possibly support liquid water. (popularmechanics.com)
  • When Spitzer observes a solar system, the star still outshines the planet, but much less than it would in visible light. (amnh.org)
  • Spitzer can measure the amount of infrared light from the star plus planet vs. the star alone, subtracting to determine the amount of infrared light emitted by just the planet. (amnh.org)
  • Every rocky planet likely develops a liquid-water ocean shortly after forming, suggesting that potentially habitable alien worlds may be common throughout the universe, a prominent scientist says. (yahoo.com)
  • Now host Bruce Gellerman asks astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the "Goldilocks" planet that is potentially just right for life. (loe.org)
  • In addition, they could potentially be rocky planets - much like Mars and Earth. (nypost.com)
  • The University of Gottingen affirmed Thursday that favorable conditions on Gliese 887 mean "the newly discovered planets may retain their atmospheres, or have thicker atmospheres than the Earth, and potentially host life. (nypost.com)
  • But astrophysicist Neil de GrasseTyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium, says a newly discovered planet holds out the tantalizing prospect of being " just right. (loe.org)
  • We're hoping that you've been following the newly launched Planet Green , the first ever 24-7 TV channel dedicated to green living. (treehugger.com)
  • When the planet passes in front of the star, it blocks a portion of the starlight. (amnh.org)
  • When the planet continues to circle around the back of the star, it no longer blocks the starlight. (amnh.org)
  • But once installed, an external occulter would block out starlight, allowing the planets themselves to be directly imaged. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The Closest Star to the Sun, Proxima Centauri, has a Planet in the Habitable Zone. (universetoday.com)
  • At their closest, the two planets come within about 1.2 million miles of each other - only five times the Earth-moon distance and about 20 times closer to one another than any two planets in our solar system. (tgdaily.com)
  • This artist's conception shows the inner four planets of the Gliese 581 system and their host star. (yahoo.com)
  • Artist's illustration of Planet Nine, a world about 10 times more massive than Earth that may lie undiscovered in the far outer solar system. (livescience.com)
  • Outer planets, on the other hand, might be nothing more than dust in the wind. (nasa.gov)
  • Intriguingly, the outer planet lurks in the system's habitable zone, where a rocky planet like Earth is the right temperature to have liquid water on its surface. (space.com)
  • With the exception of Mars, the colors are primarily determined by the chemistry of the planets' atmospheres. (hubblesite.org)
  • This work reviews factors which are important for the evolution of habitable Earth-like planets such as the effects of the host star dependent radiation and particle fluxes on the evolution of atmospheres and initial water inventories. (springer.com)
  • Determining whether Earth-like planets are common or rare looms as a touchstone in the question of life in the universe. (pnas.org)
  • Here on Planet Michelle (Earth name: Michelle Babicz), you will find satire, song, sexy stuff and other musings from my little monkey brain. (chicagonow.com)
  • There's a reasonable chance that any liquid you might find on the surface of the planet would be an acidic sludge of minerals. (slate.com)
  • The bigger planet is pushing the smaller planet around more, so the smaller planet was harder to find. (tgdaily.com)
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  • Plus, we find out what happens to sculpt the surface of planets, and how the Rosetta mission will be the first craft to land on a comet! (thenakedscientists.com)
  • It took two months to confirm the two-planet find. (deseretnews.com)
  • This table shows the astrological planets (as distinct from the astronomical) and the Greek and Roman deities associated with them. (wikipedia.org)
  • In most cases, the English name for planets derives from the name of a Roman god or goddess. (wikipedia.org)
  • As an example of such a system, he pointed to the planets of our own solar system , all of which except Earth are named for Greek or Roman gods. (space.com)
  • Planets are named after mostly Roman gods and goddesses. (syvum.com)
  • Mineral specimens collected by the Mars rovers (on other parts of the planet) have turned up significant quantities of jarosite , a salt deposit that tends to form only in very acidic solutions. (slate.com)
  • This makes it easier to detect the planet itself. (amnh.org)
  • Kenyon said, "Our work suggests that the warm dust Meyer and colleagues detect is a natural outcome of rocky planet formation. (redorbit.com)
  • One is a rocky Earth-like planet, probably seething on the surface with molten lava. (smh.com.au)
  • An optimistic scenario would suggest that the biggest, most massive disks would undergo the runaway collision process first and assemble their planets quickly. (redorbit.com)
  • The authors suggest one of two things could be happening: There could be material in the disks that we can't see, or disks are somehow replenished of planet-building stuff from beyond the star. (wired.com)
  • Between Proxima Centauri's variability and the planet being tidally-locked with its star, life would have a hard time surviving there. (universetoday.com)
  • The planet is also tidally locked so that one side is permanently facing its star whilst the other side is in eternal shadow. (ox.ac.uk)
  • We also note that planets may be tidally disrupted by Sgr A* as well, also very infrequently. (harvard.edu)