By Jacqueline Benitez The third Thursday of every month, the Morrison Planetarium hosts “Universe Update” at the 6:30 planetarium show during NightLife. Normally, our director Ryan Wyatt selects his favorite astronomy stories from the past month, but while he was out traveling this month, the American Astronomical Society’s semiannual conference gave us plenty of stories […]
Posts Tagged ‘exoplanets’
The Gemini Planet Imager is helping us get clearer pictures of big, young planets
Ryan Wyatt, our fearless director of the Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization, reviews astronomy headlines from the past month.
NASA’s Kepler Mission has discovered an Earth-sized world in its star’s habitable zone
Watery worlds beyond Earth…
How watery are Earth-like exoplanets?
The Gemini Project is able to image exoplanets and collect data on their atmospheres.
Could there really be planets made of diamonds?
Kepler’s discoveries point to billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.
Are astronomers breaking out the champagne and celebrating the 1,000th exoplanet discovery?