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Exoplanet atmosphere explored by astronomers

... since scientists detected the first planet outside our own solar system. These are called exoplanets and, since ... that we might not even see on any other planets in our own solar system. Firstly we confirmed that there is water in ... warms up, it can actually drive strong winds around our own planet. It’s how things like hurricanes work on the ...

A planet

The search for the perfect planet

... with looking for the same signatures that we have in our own Earth; signatures of oxygen, ozone and other chemicals ... planets open a wide range of scientific questions on their own even before we get to a smaller, Earth-sized, cooler ... it each with masses and radii similar to those of our own. Amaury - They have a density which is not that different ...

Exoplanet exploration

... Jackson through how and why she studies planets beyond our own solar system... Carole - My name is Carole Haswell. I'm ... being able to actually measure what planets outside our own solar system are made of or at least what their ... The Open University How we study planets beyond our own solar system... Exoplanet exploration ...

Trappist-1

Is there life on TRAPPIST-1?

... amount of certainly, that they must be rocky. Izzie - Our own home, planet Earth, is also a rocky planet, so are ... and Mars. But how similar is this system compared to our own? Amaury - They're remarkably similar. When we had large ... Astronomers explore a planetary system very similar to our own. Is there life on TRAPPIST-1? ...

Artists impression of the surface of an exoplanet

Probing an exoplanet atmosphere

... around what we think is a rocky planet outside our own solar system. Chris - Why is that a big milestone? John - ...

Artist's impression of four gas giant in orbit around CI Tau

Enormous planets orbit infant star

... inward of the orbit of Mercury, if it had been in our own system.” The planets were spotted using a phenomenon ...

Habitable Exoplanets

Are Habitable Exoplanets Possible?

... to host life. While life has been located around our own star type (as we are here to talk about that revelation), ...

Artists impression of an alien spacecraft resembling a flying saucer in space

How we could track down ET

... being able to actually measure what planets outside our own solar system are made of or at least what their ...

Figure 1: An artist's view of a planet around a red dwarf star

A Whole New World

... it's because we want to find a new Earth to replace our own bruised habitat? Mark Wyatt is philosophical about it, ...