Nasa Detects The Light Of A 'super-earth'

NASA's Spitzer Space telescope has detected light from a planet outside the solar system that is nearly the size of Earth.

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  • NASA's Hubble telescope detects star 'Icarus' halfway across universe
    The scientists took advantage of a phenomenon called “gravitational lensing” to spot the star. It involves the bending of light by massive galaxy clusters in the line of sight, which magnifies more distant celestial objects. This makes dim, faraway ...
    04/2/2018 - 10:14 pm | View Link
  • NASA finds a second solar system as big as ours: Google AI hunt finds an EIGHTH planet orbiting distant Kepler 90 star in breakthrough in hunt for aliens
    The telescope has an incredibly sensitive instrument known as a photometer that detects the slightest changes in light emitted from stars. It tracks 100,000 stars simultaneously, looking for telltale drops in light intensity that indicate an orbiting ...
    12/14/2017 - 11:48 am | View Link
  • NASA’s Hubble Detects Signs of Water on Potentially Habitable TRAPPIST-1 Planets
    The star—called TRAPPIST-1—is an ultracool dwarf star 40 light years away. It is orbited by seven Earth-size planets, according to the Hubble Space Telescope. Following the discovery of the planets in February, an international team of astronomers used ...
    08/31/2017 - 4:52 am | View Link
  • Nasa's Hubble detects exoplanet with 'glowing water atmosphere'
    WASP-121b's stratosphere was studied by analysing how the brightness of the planet changed with different wavelengths of light in the stratosphere where the temperature increases as the altitude increases, reports The stratosphere in 121b's ...
    08/3/2017 - 3:53 pm | View Link
  • NASA detects signs of water on distant 'warm Neptune'
    Located about 437 light-years away, HAT-P-26b orbits a star roughly twice as old as our Sun. The analysis is one of the most detailed studies to date of a "warm Neptune," or a planet that is Neptune-sized and close to its star. The researchers determined ...
    05/12/2017 - 1:21 pm | View Link
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  • NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
    Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before.
    04/20/2018 - 11:26 am | View Website
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory
    NASA's sophisticated telescope is specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe.
    04/20/2018 - 2:44 am | View Website
  • Black hole
    A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it.
    04/20/2018 - 2:22 am | View Website
  • Kepler and K2 Missions | NASA brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
    04/20/2018 - 12:35 am | View Website
  • UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland
    The Athletic Director of the University of Maryland, Kevin Anderson, announced today that he will leave the University. Mr. Anderson has led Maryland Athletics since 2010.
    04/18/2018 - 8:37 am | View Website
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