We’ve been watching a failed star flip into a large planet

Enlarge / Picture of the AB Aurigae system, with particulars of the thing proven on the proper. (credit score: NASA, ESA, Thayne Currie) On some ranges, forming stars and planets… Read more

X-rays might have revealed the primary planet exterior our galaxy

Enlarge / The location of the X-ray supply within the Whirlpool Galaxy. (credit score: NASA/CXC/SAO/R. DiStefano, et al.; Optical: NASA/ESA/STScI/Grendler) The Milky Manner is stuffed with planets, and it’s extremely… Read more

Researchers announce the smallest exoplanet found but

Enlarge / This artist’s impression exhibits L 98-59b, one of many planets within the L 98-59 system 35 light-years away. (credit score: ESO/M. Kornmesser) A lot of the exoplanets we… Read more