A new investigation with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope into K2-18 b, an exoplanet 8.6 times as massive as Earth, has revealed the presence of carbon-bearing molecules including methane and carbon dioxide.
A newly discovered exoplanet has characteristics so peculiar that astronomers think it must have experienced a giant collision some time in its past.
TOI-4860b happens to orbit a tiny star, completing each lap in just 1.52 days. It joins a small number of worlds that pose a fascinating puzzle - there are currently no known formation pathways for such chonkin' planets around such small stars.
By using the Very Large Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, astronomers have identified clumps in the thick material around a star named V960 Mon that could gravitationally collapse to form the seeds of planets like Jupiter.
Exoplanet WASP-193b, is nearly 50 % bigger than Jupiter but it's so light and fluffy that its overall density is comparable to that of cotton candy. It's just a hair over 1% of the density of Earth.
A scorching hot world where metal clouds rain drops of titanium is the most reflective planet ever observed outside of our Solar System.
An object orbiting a star 1,400 light-years away is seriously confronting our notions of what's possible in the Universe.
The belt was discovered around a brown dwarf known as LSR J1835+3259 and is 10 million times more intense than Jupiter's.
The video shows four dots of light moving in partial concentric circles around a black disk at their center. What you're actually looking at is a planetary system.
TOI 700 e has been confirmed orbiting inside the habitable zone of its star, TOI 700. TOI 700 is a small, cool star (known as an M dwarf star), located around 100 light-years away from us in the Dorado constellation.