Exoplanet

11.01.17
It rains sunscreen on this 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet
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It rains sunscreen on this 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet

Scientists now believe that it snows sunscreen in most hot Jupiter-sized exoplanets.

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06.19.17
NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water
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NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water

They sit within a "habitable zone" around their particular stars that is conducive to liquid water.

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06.12.17
Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice
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Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice

A new theory explains why the planets are so close together and similar in size.

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04.23.17
Most habitable planets may be completely covered in water
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Most habitable planets may be completely covered in water

Simulations suggest that Earth's ideal mix of land and sea is rare.

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04.19.17
Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life
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Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life

LHS 1140b is in just the right orbit for atmospheric studies.

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