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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope solves mystery of this puffy exoplanet

Data revealed that the interior of the exoplanet might be significantly hotter, and the core might be much more massive than what was estimated previously.

NASA's image of the puffy exoplanet WASP-107 b.(X/NASA)
Updated on May 21, 2024 09:20 PM IST

New "fiery" exoplanet discovered, found to display volcanic activity like Jupiter's Io

New "fiery" exoplanet discovered, found to display volcanic activity like Jupiter's Io

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Published on May 13, 2024 02:16 PM IST

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope finds water vapour in exoplanet

At 800 degrees Fahrenheit, the planet is as hot as Venus, thus if the atmosphere consisted mostly of water vapour, it would be an inhospitable and steamy place.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found water on an exoplanet. (NASA)
Published on Jan 30, 2024 09:30 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Life in other worlds? Intriguing new possibilities emerge

If there is life on a planet or faraway moon, the signs would likely be in the mix of gases in its atmosphere

This Nasa handout image captured by the James Webb telescope and obtained on July 12, 2023, shows a small star-forming region in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, the closest star-forming region to Earth. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 08:12 AM IST

Exciting findings, new ideas in hunt for alien life

The exoplanet K2-18b’s atmosphere has signatures of carbon dioxide, methane and possibly dimethyl sulphide, which is not known to exist where life does not.

An artist’s concept of what the exoplanet K2-18b could look like. (ESA)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 12:58 PM IST
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