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2 March 2020
Learn why and how we study exoplanets, and how you can get involved.
Scientists are searching for 100 Earth-like planets around other stars, and you can help.
Swapna Krishna ● 12 March 2020
The habitable zone is the not-too-hot, not-too-cold region around a star where liquid water can exist.
Emily Lakdawalla ● 2 March 2020
Lava worlds. Hot Jupiters. Earth 2.0 candidates. Here's a rundown of some notable exoplanets.
Emily Lakdawalla & Staff ● 2 March 2020
Some methods almost sound like science fiction: Using gravity as a magnifying glass, watching stars wobble at turtle-like speeds, and searching for tiny dips in starlight.
WFIRST, NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, is the next step in our hunt for Earth-sized exoplanets.
• October 22, 2018
BepiColombo's launch was nominal -- the best thing any launch can be. Following launch, the spacecraft documented successful solar array and antenna deployments with self-portraits.
• October 12, 2018
I’m thrilled to be anticipating the beginning of a new mission to Mercury. Here's a timeline for BepiColombo's planned launch on 20 October (19 October in the U.S.).
• September 18, 2018
With my first issue of The Planetary Report as editor, I am taking the magazine open-access. Return to Mercury features articles by Elsa Montagnon on BepiColombo and by Long Xiao on the Chang'e-4 and -5 landers.
• May 17, 2018
A Mercury meeting held May 1-3 summarized the current and future science of the innermost planet. Emily Lakdawalla was there and shares her notes.
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