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Feature: Exoplanets

2 March 2020

Your Guide to Exoplanets

Learn why and how we study exoplanets, and how you can get involved.

2 March 2020

Our Exoplanets Research

Scientists are searching for 100 Earth-like planets around other stars, and you can help.

Swapna Krishna ● 12 March 2020

What is the Habitable Zone?

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

The Different Kinds of Exoplanets
You Meet in the Milky Way

Lava worlds. Hot Jupiters. Earth 2.0 candidates. Here's a rundown of some notable exoplanets.

Emily Lakdawalla & Staff ● 2 March 2020

How to Search for Exoplanets

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.

2 March 2020

Your guide to WFIRST

WFIRST, NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, is the next step in our hunt for Earth-sized exoplanets.

Blogs & Articles

The Antarctic search for meteorites: waiting

ANSMET team • December 17, 2008

The team is delayed for a week in McMurdo.

AGU: Titan: Volcanically active world, or "Callisto with weather?"

Emily Lakdawalla • December 17, 2008

AGU: Titan: Volcanically active world, or "Callisto with weather?"

Steve Ostro

Emily Lakdawalla • December 16, 2008

Steve Ostro

AGU: An update on Kaguya

Emily Lakdawalla • December 16, 2008

AGU: An update on Kaguya

AGU: Some first impressions from today's Phoenix sessions

Emily Lakdawalla • December 15, 2008

AGU: Some first impressions from today's Phoenix sessions

Ganesa Macula isn't a dome

Emily Lakdawalla • December 15, 2008

Ganesa Macula isn't a dome

I need help at AGU

Emily Lakdawalla • December 12, 2008

This is a call to anyone else who's planning to attend the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, which will take place all next week in San Francisco.

Blogs from the 2008-2009 Antarctic Search for Meteorites expedition

Emily Lakdawalla • December 12, 2008

Blogs from the 2008-2009 Antarctic Search for Meteorites expedition

Some interesting information in a Nature story about Phoenix

Emily Lakdawalla • December 11, 2008

Some interesting information in a Nature story about Phoenix

Mimas, Prometheus, and the rings

Emily Lakdawalla • December 10, 2008

Mimas, Prometheus, and the rings

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