Squeezed by neighbors, planet glows with molten lava

Astrophysicists discovered that an exoplanet is covered with so many active volcanoes that seen from a distance it would take on a fiery, glowing-red hue.

Possible atmosphere on rocky exoplanet found for 1st time

For the first time, astronomers say that they have detected a possible atmosphere on a rocky exoplanet. This smaller rocky world, 55 Cancri e, is only 41 light-years from Earth. But unlike our planet it is extremely hot.

Clouds Blanket The Night Side Of The Hot Exoplanet WASP-43b

Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a team of astronomers, including scientists from MPIA, constructed a global temperature map of the hot, gas giant exoplanet WASP-43b. 

A 'Perfect Tidal Storm' Is Making This Newly Discovered Planet Glow

Exoplanet TOI-6713.01 experiences 10 million times more tidal energy than Io, resulting in a 2,300 degrees Celsius surface temperature. This means the planet literally glows at optical wavelengths.

Unexpected Phenomenon Detected in The Sky of a Very Alien World

A world infamous for its hellacious conditions may have just been seen spotting one of the prettiest phenomena ever to grace Earth's own atmosphere.

The LIFE telescope passed its first test, detecting biosignatures on Earth

The vast majority of exoplanets are uninhabitable. For the few that may be habitable, we can only determine if they are by examining their atmospheres. LIFE, the Large Interferometer for Exoplanets, can help.

Two Apparent Alien Worlds Still Circling The Bodies of Their Dead Stars

If confirmed, these would be the first directly-imaged planets that are similar to the giant planets in our own Solar System, and they would demonstrate that widely separated giant planets like Jupiter survive stellar evolution.

Discovery Alert: A 'Super-Earth' in the Habitable Zone

 A “super-Earth” ripe for further investigation orbits a small, reddish star that is, by astronomical standards, fairly close to us – only 137 light-years away. 

Exoplanet with a tail: a hot Jupiter looks like a giant comet

We don’t usually think of planets as having tails, like comets, but sometimes they do. One giant hot Jupiter exoplanet WASP-69b has a tail of gas much longer than previously estimated.

NASA's Hubble Finds Water Vapor in Small Exoplanet's Atmosphere

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope observed the smallest exoplanet where water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere.

Astronomers Find a Planet Half-Covered in Lava

Using the TESS space telescope, astronomers detected an exoplanet with a perpetual lava hemisphere.

Young Star Beta Pictoris Has a Surprising Second Disk

Beta Pictoris has been revealed by many telescopes, even Hubble, to be home to the most amazing disk. Over the years the second disc was revealed.

Astronomers make rare exoplanet discovery

Astronomers have made the rare discovery of a small, cold exoplanet and its massive outer companion -- shedding light on the formation of planets like Earth.

Astronomers Discover Unexpected Structures In Youngest Planetary Disks

How long does planet formation take? Maybe not as long as we thought, according to new research.

Eyeball Planets May Actually Exist

Yep - planetary scientists think there might be a type of exoplanet out there that looks disturbingly like a giant eyeball. Staring. But it's actually not as weird as it sounds - the appearance of these bodies has to do with tidal locking.