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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

Mars Science Laboratory is delayed two years

Emily Lakdawalla • December 04, 2008

Mars Science Laboratory is delayed two years

Mmmmm....Space Beer

Emily Lakdawalla • December 03, 2008

Mmmmm....Space Beer

No one is listening for Phoenix anymore

Emily Lakdawalla • December 02, 2008

No one is listening for Phoenix anymore

Tracking spacecraft from Earth

Emily Lakdawalla • December 02, 2008

Tracking spacecraft from Earth

The Antarctic search for meteorites: in Christchurch, New Zealand

ANSMET team • December 02, 2008

The rest of ANSMET's team are in Christchurch after a long, long session of travel.

Attention: South American and southern African observers needed for observations of a stellar occultation by Varuna

Emily Lakdawalla • November 30, 2008

Attention: South American and southern African observers needed for observations of a stellar occultation by Varuna

Dawn Journal: Aiming Away From a Bull's Eye at Mars

Marc Rayman • November 30, 2008

The Dawn spacecraft is healthy and on course for its flyby of Mars early next year. The planet's gravity will help boost the probe on its way to rendezvous with Vesta.

Bulgaria in Space

Emily Lakdawalla • November 29, 2008

Bulgaria in Space

Carnival of Space #81

Emily Lakdawalla • November 29, 2008

Carnival of Space #81

More science data from Chandrayaan-1, and some thermal issues on the spacecraft

Emily Lakdawalla • November 27, 2008

More science data from Chandrayaan-1, and some thermal issues on the spacecraft

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