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Two exoplanets have a strangely heavy element floating in their skies

Astronomers have found barium floating high in the atmospheres of two sweltering exoplanets, and they don’t know how such a…

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Deadly stellar radiation blasts ‘habitable’ exoplanets every few days

Planets orbiting M-class red dwarf stars have been suggested as some of the most promising places to look for alien…

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Earth’s algae and moss could survive under the light of another star

Experiments on Earth mimicking the rays from a red dwarf star show that cyanobacteria, algae and moss can grow under…

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The Webb Space Telescope Snaps Its First Photo of an Exoplanet

The JWST’s size and sensitivity enabled it to collect more light from this planet than any previous observatory has obtained.…

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Two potentially habitable super-Earth planets have been discovered

A pair of rocky planets orbiting the star LP 890-9, also known as SPECULOOS 2, seem likely to be in…

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Weird, enormous planets may be stolen from stars in ‘planetary heists’

Strange planets nicknamed BEASTies are unlikely to have formed around their stars like most worlds, so they may have been…

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First exoplanet picture from James Webb Space Telescope revealed

For the first time, astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope have directly captured an image of an exoplanet from…

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JWST found carbon dioxide in an exoplanet atmosphere – and a mystery

The James Webb Space Telescope has made the first clear detection of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a distant…

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JWST could soon tell us what exoplanets’ surfaces are made of

Observing the surface of an exoplanet is tricky, but a study analysing data from the Spitzer space telescope suggests it…

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Rogue planets with weird atmospheres and no star could host life

Worlds that hold onto their dense primordial atmospheres of hydrogen and helium may stay warm enough to maintain liquid water…

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