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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: introduction

ANSMET team • November 25, 2008

ANSMET will post blog entires on their research during their 33rd field season.

What are those bright things in the sky right now?

Emily Lakdawalla • November 25, 2008

What are those bright things in the sky right now?

Carnival of Space #80

Emily Lakdawalla • November 25, 2008

Carnival of Space #80

Enjoy your 10 minutes of fame by contributing to 365 Days of Astronomy

Emily Lakdawalla • November 24, 2008

Enjoy your 10 minutes of fame by contributing to 365 Days of Astronomy

Sample Return Cache on MSL Canceled!

Ryan Anderson • November 23, 2008

I just heard, via this article at Universe Today, that the sample cache on MSL has been canceled.

Solar conjunction: Holidays for Mars missions, and an Opportunity update

Emily Lakdawalla • November 21, 2008

The period of Mars solar conjunction has just begun, which means that a host of scientists and engineers whose day jobs entail interaction with the five active Mars spacecraft are getting a five-week break from the daily grind of operations.

MSL Landing Sites Narrowed to Four

Ryan Anderson • November 20, 2008

I've known about this for a little while but it was finally made public: The list of MSL landing sites had now been trimmed to four.

Random items

Emily Lakdawalla • November 20, 2008

Random items

A correction on the number of Chandrayaan-1 probe pictures

Emily Lakdawalla • November 19, 2008

A correction on the number of Chandrayaan-1 probe pictures

Name the rover!

Emily Lakdawalla • November 18, 2008

Name the rover!

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