Exoplanet 51 Pegasi B Seen for the First Time

Exoplanet 51 Pegasi B Seen for the First Time

Exoplanet 51 Pegasi B has now¬†been seen for the first in visible light. According to astronomers, this is the first time they have ever that a star orbiting planet has been observed in the visible section of the electromagnetic spectrum. The planet was originally discovered in 1995 and it categorized as a “hot Jupiter.” This […]

Exoplanet Discovered 13,000 Light Years From Earth

Exoplanet Discovered 13,000 Light Years From Earth

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that is around 13,000 light-years from Earth, making it the most distant planet ever found. Though, it is not an astounding discovery because of the exoplanet itself, but because what it means for the future of planetary studies and mapping. NASA astronomers used the¬†Spitzer Space Telescope and the Optical Gravitational […]

Exoplanets Found in Habitable Zone Are More Common Than Once Thought

Exoplanets Found in Habitable Zone Are More Common Than Once Thought

Astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets in the Milky Way Galaxy over the last few decades. By using periodograms and spectrography to analyze the validity of these planetary systems, researchers have found out that of the 100 billion stars in the galaxy, they believe a few billion of them have up to three exoplanets within […]